African Journal of Engineering and Environment Research (AJOEER) and its publisher; Center for Petroleum. Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies (CEFPACS) uphold and operate within the best-spoke global provisions on General Purpose Data Protection and Regulations (GDPR). AJOEER and CEFPACS Data Retention, Archiving and Protection (DRAP) policy provides for the technical manager as the authorized data protection officer of our organizations. The Technical Manager is vested with the responsibility to take informed decisions on data quality subject contents, documentation, protection, archival, retention, transfer, destruction, and disposal as considered suitable for purpose and in accordance with the global regulations on GDPR. AJOEER and CEFPACS Management align its operating tenet with the principles of global data management for public data use in education, information communications and knowledge sharing, technology enhancement and business development within its legal framework, and has obligation to retain client’s personal and confidential data on permanent basis as deemed necessary within its retention value space, both for knowledge creation, research, and development.

Our NOHIRA, PLAGIARISM and OPEN ACCESS policies are aligned with DRAP policy and adhere to essential features in the principles of GDPR, namely, transparency, observance of purpose limitation, data minimization, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity, confidentiality. auditing and accountability. It should be noted however, that no single regulation is sufficient and third-party liability within the context of data quality subject content is not acceptable, periodic auditing of data for security relevance is our regular responsibility.

Furthermore, our data retention policy is structured to apply and comply with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) standards; Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT); Payment Cards Industry and Data Security Standards (PCIDSS); International Organization for Standards and International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC 2000 series) standards and all related essential regulations for data management that apply to and operate within the knowledge sector, using global best practices on data retention, archiving, destruction and deposition as provided in the GDPR regulations.

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