Can you defend your decision to delete data your organization no longer requires? That’s a critical question that every organization must address at some point.
MOST CONTENT SHOULD BE DELETED
A 2012 survey conducted by the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Counsel found that data can be placed into one of four “buckets”:
• At any given time, 1% of data must be retained for litigation holds
• 5% of data must be retained because of regulatory obligations
• 25% of data has some level of business value
• The remaining 69% of data has little or no business value
Consequently, more than two-thirds of data can be safely deleted with little or no consequence. (more…)