Reports/Logs for content being deleted using Retention Policies, Labels, Document Deletion Policies?

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Hi,

I am trying to leverage the delete action in Retention policies, labels and document deletion policies to delete aged content in SharePoint & ODFB environment. On reading through the docs around these features, these pretty much serve the purpose, however I couldn't find any reporting/logging specific to these features. 

 

Basically, looking for logs/reports on what content is specifically being deleted due to implementation of these policies

Will this information be logged in Audit logs in O365  Security & Compliance center or is it possible to build reports based on any built in APIs that provide this info ?

 

Appreciate your inputs/thoughts on this !

 

 

 

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Nothing is logged, as those are automated processes. And especially in the case of email, this can affect literally thousands of hundreds of items per day in a big organization, so I doubt you will want to go over all of these. For SharePoint/OneDrive content you can use the Disposition review fucntionality: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/overview-of-disposition-reviews-d0c6095b-bfee-4906-a2c7-89c...

 

There's some basic reporting available via Get-DataRetentionReport.

I'm not sure what Get-DataRetentionReport actually tells you... 

 

In any case, Disposition Review works well. See https://www.petri.com/office-365-disposition-reviews