GDPR: how long may I store research data containing personal data?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stipulates that personal data can't kept longer than necessary to achieve the purposes for which they're processed (see the ‘storage limitation’ principle).

The RDM Policy framework of Ghent University requires that research data be kept for a minimum of 5 years after the work based on these data has been published and/or after the research project has ended.

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Last modified Aug. 28, 2023, 10:53 a.m.