Record Retention Policy Regarding Emails

Each business should have a written record retention policy/schedule stating the length of time specific types of documents will be maintained by the business. The amount of time you keep documentation should be based on relevant statutes and recommendations based on court cases. An often overlooked "document" that should be addressed in any record retention policy is email. This policy should address both emails sent and received. Consider reviewing your policy, particularly as it relates to emails and discuss with your attorney if you have any questions.