Retention rules define what information your organization manages must be kept or deleted, and if they are kept, for how long and what the disposition policy is.
Increasing legal and regulatory compliance translates to a lot of work planning for and implementing these retention rules. For some organizations managing retention rules is all they can handle. This is partly because they manage these rules in a spreadsheet and have to manually communicate these rules and any changes to the people who are responsible for the information. And it can be a lot of work.
Retention rules relate to managing records – information considered evidence of your business activities and transactions. But you create and manage a lot more information than records, and that information can be just as critical to your business. Information used to make business decisions, customer information that you need to make available when requested (GDPR, CCPA data subject requests), information that can propel you ahead of the competition. This other business and customer information you store provides value for a defined period and needs to follow some type of lifecycle and data minimalization policies.
Doesn’t it make sense to have a way to manage all your information efficiently and effectively?
An Information Register is a solution that will help you manage all your information policies, including your retention rules. It gives you a central location to collect, document and publish all policies, retention rules and lifecycles for every type of information asset.
And it goes even further – establishing an accountability framework for the activities and processes around your sensitive information – supporting your requirements for monitoring compliance and preparing for audits.
If you don’t know what an Information Register is, you’re not alone. Join us on April 16th at 2 pm ET for a webinar that will explain what an Information Register is and walk through the benefits of one for your organization.
Here’s what you will hear:
- An overview of the regulations and programs driving the need for improved information management
- Key Findings from our Policy Management Survey
- An answer to the question “What is an Information Register?”
- The role of managing policies, rules and lifecycles in an information governance initiative
- Key Features of an Information Register solution
- A demo of everteam.policy, a comprehensive policy management, and information register solution
Ken Lownie, Everteam’s VP North America, is packed with insights and information you can use to prove the value of an Information Register for your organization.
You can register for the webinar here.