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Comment: The alternative is "forever" (Score 2) 190

by rcharbon (#48267943) Attached to: Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records
You may think 5 years is too short, but you do need some expiration date for non-critical data. Without an expiration date, whoever manages the data has to go into CYA mode and keep it forever. That gets expensive - it's not the cost of raw storage, it's the cost of ensuring that everything is kept as systems change.

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