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Principle 5 – Storage limitation

This principle relates to retention of information. You shouldn’t hold personal data for longer than you need to. Schools should only keep information for 2 reasons:

  • to comply with a legal obligation or in accordance with statutory guidance/best practice; or,
  • if there is an organisational need to retain information

The above reasons should help you to create retention periods which make up a retention schedule. Staff should be able to access the school’s retention schedule so they can delete or shred information on time.