GDPR Training: Retention Schedules, Storage Limitations, and Disposal

Storage limitation is a fundamental data protection principle that compels organisations to keep personal data only for as long as it is required for the reasons for which it is held. The topic of retention often poses many obstacles to an organisation, mainly how to stick to a set schedule.

At the end of the training, the participant will be able to:

  • You should be able to design a retention schedule and describe the decisions that must be taken regarding the destruction of electronic and paper records.
  • You should have great detail about contractual aspects, policies and controls, and links to personal data mapping.

Course Outline:

  • The dangers of retaining data for too little or too long.
  • The value of data mapping in determining your data retention policy and timetable.
  • Recognise your legal responsibility to keep personal information on file.
  • When there is no mandatory retention time, determining ‘what is required for the organisation to keep.
  • What should a data retention policy include?
  • The necessity of stakeholder interaction in the creation of a retention schedule.
  • Contractual obligations for data controllers, processors, and sub-processors.
  • How do you deal with data destruction?
  • Implement your retention policy and schedule to win hearts and minds.

People who should consider this course include: 

  • Individuals from Information Systems (IS) departments.
  • Received Signal Strength Indicator workers,
  • Legal practitioners,
  • Project managers, 
  • Human resources professionals, 
  • Accounting managers, 
  • Marketing professionals.

Assessment methods: The trainer evaluates the participant’s pedagogical progress throughout the training by employing multiple-choice questions (MCQ), scenarios, and practical work


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