17 Feb Defensible Destruction 101: What Every Records Manager Needs to Know
Records destruction is an integral part of any records management process. Not every record will be destroyed – many will be archived indefinitely – but others have a natural lifecycle that ends with the destruction of that record after it becomes obsolete.
In fact, retaining some records past their “best by” date imposes certain costs on organizations. Even when stored electronically, every record adds storage and upkeep costs. They also make future records management tasks more difficult; for example, it can be harder to locate the “signal” in the noise – looking for a specific record is harder if you’re diving through an ocean rather than through a pond of collected records. Even more seriously, if you keep all records indefinitely, you’ll face unnecessarily worse exposure if you experience a data breach or other security issue.
Read the full post on our TransAccessDM blog to learn about the best practices for managing records destruction.