Data retention after an account is terminated can create serious issues from a consumer and enterprise standpoint.
Perhaps, upon realizing data stored in a cloud service is a liability to the firm, a user wants to delete the account and move on to an enterprise ready service provider. Be sure the service isn't maintaining a backup or can benefit from the data long after you've moved on.
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