On 5 November 2013, Herbert Smith Freehills launched the 2nd edition of its popular guide 'Document Retention: An International Review', at a global webinar attended by 179 clients from a range of industries and sectors.
The first edition of our guide was published in January 2011, providing guidance on key document retention obligations and data management issues in 22 jurisdictions worldwide. The response to that publication confirmed our view that these issues are increasingly demanding the attention of businesses - both in grappling with the burgeoning volume of data being produced and in understanding the continually evolving legal and regulatory framework. In particular, the increasingly multi-national nature of commerce (and of related disputes and regulators' scrutiny) means that businesses more and more need to have regard to data management issues outside their home jurisdiction.
The second edition of our guide has expanded to include 28 jurisdictions: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, Colombia, Egypt, England & Wales, France, Germany, Guinea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE and USA.
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