Global Record Retention

  • 4 topics | 13m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
Organizations and their employees must manage records properly so they can access information when it's needed, keep potentially sensitive information secure, and comply with laws surrounding the handling and storage of data. Effective records management depends on knowing how long to keep records and when and how to dispose of them securely. In this course, you'll learn what kinds of information count as records, and about general principles for retaining and disposing of records. Along with organization-specific policies and procedures, these principles can help you avoid serious mistakes and comply with legal and company requirements. These course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments.


  • recognize general principles for retaining records
  • recognize general principles for the proper disposal of records
  • recognize appropriate practices for retaining and disposing of records
  • reflect on what you've learned


  • Principles for Record Retention
  • Proper Disposal of Records
  • Exercise: Managing Records
  • Let's Review