Legal Glossary

Definition of Retention Period

Retention period refers to the amount of time that specific data is kept or stored on a website.

Generally, it is the length of time before certain user-related data is deleted from a website's database.

The retention period for user information varies between websites and can be used to limit the liability a website has in terms of data privacy laws.

It is important for any website owner to have an understanding of their legal obligations when it comes to storing user data.

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