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The EU's GDPR will make us better storage managers
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of March 2018, Vol. 17, No. 1
If you think the GDPR is a reference to some Cold War-era Eastern European security force, you may be unpleasantly surprised in a few months. If you know that GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, but think it's just some "European thing," you might experience similar unpleasantness when May rolls around. The GDPR is a set of stringent rules devised by the European Union that defines how personal data is to be protected and who's responsible for its well-being. Being an EU regulation, it's easy enough to assume it addresses data from the EU's 28 member nations. That's true, but the rules aren't limited to where that data comes from. The EU's GDPR is about who owns the data, who are the stewards of the data and the responsibilities inherent in that stewardship. Even if your company is solidly red, white and blue, and firmly entrenched in the heartland, if you have any EU-based customers, members or other associates from whom you've collected personal data, it's time for a crash course in the GDPR. For a lot of ...
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