How long should I keep original non-disclosure agreements on file?

Asked about 3 years ago - Monroe, NC

Our company has numerous NDA's with our clients. How long after the expiration of the confidientialtiy period should I keep the documents before destroying?

Attorney answers (2)

  1. Stephen F Wallace

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Whose information does the agreement protect. If it is the client's, you better have them available for litigation if your company unintentionally breaches. Best of Luck!

  2. Pamela Koslyn

    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . With the easy ability to scan and digitally store these documents, there's really no reason to ever not maintain a digital copy of these documents on a hard drive and/or on a CD-R or DVD. As for the physical copy, if the document has expired, you can get rid of any time you want.

    PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU COMMENT, EMAIL ME OR PHONE ME. I'm only licensed in CA. This answer doesn't make me... more

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