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Are you ready to comply with GDPR requirements?
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of February 2018, Vol. 16, No. 12
On May 25, 2018, the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, goes into effect, and it's a big deal. This stringent EU regulation for protecting residents' personal data and privacy is likely to change the way data is processed, stored, protected and archived. It's no small matter to comply with GDPR requirements. And noncompliance could put organizations out of business. The best place to begin is to understand the significant differences between GDPR and laws already on the books (see "GDPR vs. existing regs"). The new regulation specifies roles, processes and technologies required to make EU residents' personal data secure, accessible, used appropriately and documented with consent. Any organization that supplies goods or services to EU residents, or simply collects data on them, regardless of where that data is used or stored, must comply. Compliance isn't optional. Don't make the mistake of assuming that information systems and processes compliant with current regulations are GDPR compliant. They ...
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Features in this issue
Find out the best data storage products for 2017 in backup and DR hardware, backup and DR software and services, software-defined storage, storage arrays and storage management tools.
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Compliance with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation isn't optional. Noncompliance could be costly and possibly disastrous. Find out what you need to know.
Columns in this issue
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Two companies head toward a future of shared enterprise storage resources, moving away from siloed software-defined and hyper-converged approaches.
The second wave of flash storage systems in the enterprise must be about optimizing flash performance and density, not just IOPS, and being faster than its hard disk predecessor.
Several enterprise data storage trends are all about getting rid of storage as an IT silo. That will have consequences for both the industry and IT pros who work in it.