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This question is from a SAAS point-of-view. If a user exercises their Right to be Forgotten under GDPR, what happens to their billing information?

Good practice suggests you should delete card info as soon as a customer cancels their account, but what about other details like email or billing address? If all these info are deleted, how can we justify where we got the funds from?

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    This is more of a legal question than a technical one, so might get more useful answers from law.se. However, Article 17 (gdpr-info.eu/art-17-gdpr) includes the exclusion "for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject" - in other words, if you need to keep it for accounting purposes (a legal obligation), you can keep it for as long as that requirement lasts. Check with a legal professional before relying on this though! – Matthew Feb 12 '18 at 11:03
  • You must keep invoices for 10 years. But I'm not sure about which other billing information you may/must keep. – CodesInChaos Feb 12 '18 at 11:37
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    This may vary from state to state though. And as Matthew already said: consult with someone who is a professional if this is a matter of importance. – Tom K. Feb 12 '18 at 11:59