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RE: Data retention Policy/Data Classification Policy
From: "Hall, Spencer D" <shall () stvincentshealth com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2007 16:24:06 -0400

Any data retention policy goes hand in hand with a good data
classification policy.  I would be interested in seeing a data
classification policy geared to healthcare that takes into account the
recent e-retention/e-discovery statue.


Spencer D. Hall
Sr. Technology Engineer/Information Security Officer
Ascension Health - Jacksonville - Southeast Region
St. Vincent's Health Care - Jacksonville
Spencer.hall () jaxhealth com




-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Palmer, Mark
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 2:40 PM
To: Hall, Spencer D; security-basics () securityfocus com; dalmada () sisp cv
Subject: RE: Data retention Policy

What "data" is your company retaining?  

A goal of a PCI effort should be to get businesses to stop retaining
unneeded/unnecessary data like credit card numbers.  

Consult your company's legal & finance teams on all data retention
issues.  You will not likely find a definitive "keep x for y number of
(days, months, years, etc...)" as it depends on the scope of data, the
risk the business is willing/unwilling to take, and what policy and
processes the business has in place to deal with data management.    

Mark Palmer  

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of dalmada () sisp cv
Sent: Monday, October 08, 2007 11:03 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Data retention Policy

Hi,

Can you point me some good links on data retention/disposal policies. It
is a requirement for PCI compliance.
I have googled, SANS, NIST but any luck.

Thank you in advance 

David

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