All information you need to confidently decide how long to store your data in Germany. The Germany data retention schedule is up to date and updated frequently. Combine various country 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 country schedules. For example, you could merge all ‘accounts and legal records’ data retention periods from your country schedules into one Excel.
The Germany data retention schedule includes amongst other things the following data retention periods:
- Accounts and legal records
- Tax records
- HR records
- Health and safety records
- Environmental records
- Transport records
- Financial services industry records
- Energy industry records
- Healthcare services industry records
- Manufacturing industry records
- Professional services industry records
If you buy the Germany data retention schedule, you will be able to download this retention directly and again if you ever misplace it.
Background on the Germany data retention schedule
Germany is an EU member state. The GDPR applies directly to all companies in Germany. Data retention is of key importance in order to get control over your data and comply with the GDPR. The GDPR says about data retention: “personal data may not be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for any longer than necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed“. Companies will need to ask themselves: what is the shortest data retention period my company could implement before it gets into trouble?
The filerskeepers Germany data retention schedule contains:
- Over 290 Germany data retention periods
- 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 Germany data retention subscription. filerskeepers country 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 Germany data retention schedule
If you are active in more countries than Germany, 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 country 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.