Office 365 Retention: Disposition Reviews

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Back in May 2017 I wrote a blog post titled Office 365: Certificate of Destruction where I talked about the requirement for a retention review process and a Certificate of Destruction for any content being disposed of within Office 365. This is a must-have requirement for any Information Management team I’ve worked with and, at the time, was a gap in the product.

I suggested an idea on the Uservoice channel called Certificate of destruction. It received 51 votes so clearly there were others feeling the same way.

Roll forward a couple of months and the product team has delivered! If you are fortunate enough to have an Enterprise E5 tenant subscription (this is NOT available for an E3 tenant) you will see a new option when defining a retention label to allow for disposition review.

AIP - Disposition Review

For an overview of this functionality, please refer to this link: Overview of disposition reviews.

For the Certificate of Destruction requirement I previously blogged about, you could export the reviewed content as a .csv and store it in a secure location.

The Security & Compliance center in Office 365 is a quickly changing area right now. If you are in the Information Management/Records Management space you should be encouraged by the capabilities being introduced in the product to address your requirements and should be working with a technical O365 resource who is keeping on top of the latest changes for your tenancy.

Thanks for reading.



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