Tiered Storage for Medical Records and Electronic Messages
How long should an organization retain e-data? What is a wise policy for purging e-records? East Carolina University reports how it addressed these questions for electronic mail, patient records and security videos.
The enterprise retains those three classes of data in a dedicated archival system (more than just normal production records and backup).
East Carolina retains e-mail of executive school administrators seven years, then deletes it. In my experience, seven years is the traditionally-recognized time for responsible retention of important financial records.
The state university chooses to keep e-mail of faculty and staff for three years.
It saves digital security videos [continue reading]