Data Retention and Archiving
We have been reviewing policy and procedure in the school, and something which has cropped up as a potentially serious issue, is the one of data retention.
I'm told that currently all data about children must be held in our establishment for 5 years. This lead to questions regarding email retention.
We host our own email using exchange 2003, and have "limited" measures in place for email archiving. I was wondering how other schools handle long term data archiving (software and hardware), especially email archiving, and what systems they have in place to process requests under the FOI act.