Basic information about the regulation

Name of regulation
Storage limitation principle
Personal data shall be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by this Regulation in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject (‘storage limitation’)
Legislative localisation Chapter II, Article 5, Paragraph 1/e
Principles relating to processing of personal data (Article 5, Chapter II)
Regulation type Obligation
Indirect right
Regulation class Axiom or principle
Subjects of regulation
Obligation Controller
Indirect right Data subject
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