GDPR: how long can research data containing personal data be stored?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires that personal data cannot be kept longer than necessary to achieve the purposes for which they are processed (see the ‘storage limitation’ principle).

The RDM Policy framework of Ghent University requires that research data be kept for a minimum of 5 years after the publication of the work based on these data and/or after the end of the research project.

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