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The impact of GDPR on Data Protection

Posted by Jim Chadbourne on 13-Apr-2018 14:02:57

Topics: Spectrum Protect, GDPR, ransomware, legal, Compliance, Disaster Recovery

Wikipedia defines GDPR as “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC).”

GDPR becomes enforceable from 25th May 2018.

Many organisations traditionally have retained data for long periods in backup form as a cheap alternate to using content based archives. Under the new GDPR, fines may be levied if Personally Identifiable Information (PII) cannot be tracked and controlled effectively.

GDPR effects Data Protection in many ways:

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The Real Value of Recovery Testing

Posted by Jim Chadbourne on 09-Mar-2018 12:10:20

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Recovery Testing

In 30 years in the industry, it still surprises me when customers focus purely on backup success as a metric for business recovery. Businesses that fail to test recovery of IT systems have been found to lose significant revenue and market share when disaster strikes.

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