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April 26, 2016
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"I think we need to change the fundamental design of the way each and every document is created and managed," commented Bill Anderson of US cyber security company OptioLabs, in a cnet.com story about the Panama Papers.
The Panama Papers is the latest mega data breach where millions of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm were leaked, exposing offshore bank accounts – and possibly tax havens – for wealthy clients.
Knowing how long to keep documents and which ones to permanently destroy should be of concern to everyone particularly at the end of the financial year when information thieves are in high gear. Indeed, the Telegraph reports that last year there were 17,000 fraudulent or incorrect repayment claims to HM Revenue and Customs, potentially worth up to £100 million in total.
Criminals create fake tax returns and send scam phishing emails asking for client details.
While there are many aspects to information security, a sound document retention policy is one of the most important.
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