Retain Everything In Slack

Retain Everything In Slack? Here’s Why you Shouldn’t: eDiscovery Best Practices

Jim Gill of Hanzo takes a break from eDiscovery by the numbers this week to ask a simple question: Why Not Just Retain Everything In Slack?

In the article (Why Not Just Retain Everything In Slack?, available here), Jim discusses the early days of email when there was such a thing as a clean and organized inbox (maybe for him, I never had one). But Jim used to even create separate folders and organize my messages according to themes. And then at some point, that effort stopped, because the number of messages to manage was just too overwhelming.

Now, we’ve gotten used to never deleting anything, because email has become a searchable personal data repository of sorts, not only for messages but also for the documents attached to those messages.


Now that Slack and other collaboration tools are taking the place of email, will this habit of keeping everything stick in Slack? Should it?

Jim discusses why just because you can retain data forever doesn’t mean you should.

So, why is the practice to retain everything in Slack an issue? And what can you do about it? You’ll have to read his blog post here to find out! It’s just one more click! 😉

So, what do you think? What are your data retention policies for Slack? You do have them, right? 😉 Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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