Retention Practices Lost in Shuffle of Handling Sensitive Enterprise Data

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Protiviti survey finds IT and data leaders take a step back on retention systems, but move toward governance best practices and more off-site storage

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

38 percent of respondents have data retention policies with defined destruction dates (up 16 percent from 2012), and in terms of organizations with no real retention policy, or one that involves keeping information without a defined destruction date, survey results remained in the single-digit range. Most troubling to consultants at Protiviti were responses in two other categories, where organizations had either a “basic” or “detailed” classification system to define data, with varying retention policies and destruction dates depending on the classification. Basic system practitioners were down 9 percent from last year, representing one-quarter of survey respondents in 2013. Nineteen percent of respondents had detailed systems, a 10 percent drop from 2012 that reflects CIOs and IT leaders hampered by other issues to the point where they’re “not taking the best approach” with these critical data management and retention practices.

IT departments today are focused more and more on ‘fighting fires"!

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