All information you need to confidently decide how long to store your data in the European Union. The European Union data retention schedule is up to date and updated frequently. Combine various European Union schedules to establish your global data retention schedule. All in a handy Excel format. This way, you can adjust, add or export elements to share with your IT or business. Also, you will be able to combine different European Union schedules. For example, you could merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your European Union schedules into one Excel.
The European Union data retention schedule includes amongst other things the following data retention periods:
- Accounts and legal
- Health and safety
- Personal data and data privacy records
- Agriculture industry
- Aviation industry
- Construction industry
- Financial services industry
- Healthcare services industry
- Mining and forestry industry
- Professional services industry
- Real estate industry
- Telecommunications industry
- Veterinary industry
- Food industry
- Defense, military and dual-use industry
- Oil and gas industry
- Automotive industry
- Alcohol, spirits and tobacco industry
If you buy the European Union data retention schedule you will be able to download the retention schedule directly and again if you ever misplace it.
Background on the European Union regulations schedule
In European Union, it is key to get control over your data to comply with applicable laws. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) lay down the principles of handling data. It is more important than ever to know which data to retain, and for how long and which data to delete. Especially since European Union requires the storage of certain data categories for surprisingly deviating periods than you may expect.
The filerskeepers European Union data retention schedule contains:
- Over 1,393 European Union data retention periods relevant to your company
- Information about who should keep what data, for which time period, starting when, it is a maximum or minimum period
- All with a legal reference and a link to the official legal source
- Printer friendly format, designed for A4 printing
Need frequent updates? Turn it into a subscription!
Retention laws are always changing. If you want to receive and enjoy updates to the schedule, we recommend our European Union data retention subscription. filerskeepers European Union subscriptions allow you access to all subsequent updates in addition. You will receive notification of updates, which will be available for download directly.
If you need more than only the European Union data retention schedule
If you are active in more countries than European Union, we recommend our Unlimited subscription. With Unlimited, you will receive access to all currently published retention schedules, and all new ones as well! If you are curious as to which countries we are planning to publish next, please see our roadmap. For more information about our one-off schedules and subscription models please see pricing.
About our retention schedules
filerskeepers helps companies decide which retention period to choose per system or document category. We provide our customers with insight into the legal maximum and minimum retention periods for each European Union relevant to them. This helps companies to justify why they are storing data and for how long.
filerskeepers believes that companies should be able to know all retention periods that apply to them. It is our goal to make sure you will be up to date about the latest data retention periods. At any time. We help you with the information you need to confidently decide how long to store your data. Globally. In a way that allows you to actually implement retention periods into your IT-systems. That is why we were very happy when the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) wrote a wonderful article about our ambitions. You can read it here.