UK Data Retention Periods

UK Data Retention Periods

Trying to understand and decide upon how long you should keep electronic records is a complex challenge for organisations. Especially those organisations with a global presence. Different business sectors all have their individual requirements, as do countries around the world. So, if you are doing business electronically and across international borders, you will need to […]

European Court Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

European Court Declares Data Retention Directive Invalid

On 8 April 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC interferes in a particularly serious manner with the fundamental rights to respect for private life and to the protection of personal data. The Directive is declared invalid. Today’s guest post by Sylvie Rousseau and Matthias Vierstraete explains what the court decided […]

Data Retention: Retaining Electronic Records

Data Retention: Retaining Electronic Records

Data retention concerns the retaining of data, information and records over time to meet business, legal, regulatory, fiscal and archival requirements. The primary driver for implementing a data retention strategy must always be the business requirements with the fiscal and legal requirements then built into any data retention strategy. Implementing a data retention regime is challenging. […]

The RoHS Regulations 2008

The RoHS Regulations 2008

Reference: UK/2008/SI/37 The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2008 (RoHS Regulations) transpose EU rules into UK law. The Regulations apply to organisations that deal with electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and contain data and information management requirements. EU directives Original Directive The Restriction of the Use of […]

Export Control Act 2002

Export Control Act 2002

The Export Control Act 2002 was brought into force on 1 May 2004. The Act is the main UK legislation on export controls on military and dual-use goods. The Export Control Act 2002 replaced the export control powers contained within the Import, Export and Customs Powers (Defence) Act 1939 on strategic export controls. Among other things, the […]

The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009

The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009

Reference: UK/2009/SI/859 The Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 set out the UK’s regime for retaining communications data for specific purposes which include the prevention and detection of crime and terrorism, economic well-being and national security. The rules directly affect communications services providers. They deploy retention software across their systems and networks to meet both business and […]

Limitation Act 1980

Limitation Act 1980

The UK Limitation Act 1980 consolidates the Limitation Acts 1939 to 1980 and is relevant to IT professionals because of data retention. The Limitation Act 1980 is used as a base-line for retaining hard copy or electronic records – 6 years. Within this time period, you must start most contractual and negligence claims through the civil courts or […]