• Getting your Enterprise Ready for the GDPR


    What is the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law effective on 25th May 2018 that applies to any organization processing personal data of any European Union (EU) subject. It builds upon and updates the current EU data protection framework. Under the GDPR, organizations must have:

    1. Proper controls on how such personal data is stored, kept up to date, accessed, transferred and deleted.
    2. Appropriate technical and organizational security measures.

    GDPR also introduces significant fines for non‐compliance, including revenue‐based fines of up to 4% of total annual worldwide turnover for certain violations.  

    It’s not just about your managed content…

    For many organizations, two key GDPR challenges will be: (a) properly managing and searching through unstructured data, particularly in file shares; and (b) understanding and potentially remediating backup data, particularly data saved for long-term retention on tape media.

    In “How To Implement File Analysis For GDPR Challenges”, we believe Gartner, Inc. analyzes common challenges and provides five suggested steps to jumpstart the process of getting your data in order for GDPR.  Among others, practices to analyze and potentially remediate your backup stores; and how to use file analysis tools to understand and act upon your unstructured content.