As covered in greater detail on SPB, data retention is poised to become a hot button topics for legal, compliance, and privacy professionals in 2021.  A combination of regulatory factors, including litigation and enforcement risk of over-retention of data and explicit data retention and purpose limitation provisions in privacy regulations, have driven this issue to the forefront. In order to address the issues and risks presented by the ever-growing regulatory framework, companies must act now and adopt proper data inventory practices and retention policies and procedures that will enable them to take these legal requirements head-on, now and into the future.  CPW’s Kyle Fath and Exterro’s Rebecca Perry cover the regulatory risks in a must-read analysis you can access at SPB here.