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Data protection systems must address GDPR, ransomware concerns
This article is part of the Storage issue of February 2019, Vol. 17, No. 9
It may seem odd that the European Union's GDPR regulation and ransomware threats both require backup software to change the way data is recovered. Each requires backup applications to scan or analyze data as it is being recovered. This is particularly problematic for vendors that mostly back up data as images -- meaning their data protection systems don't have a granular understanding of the data they are protecting. GDPR and backup Scanning or analyzing data during recovery is critical for companies affected by GDPR and other data privacy regulations, including California's Consumer Privacy Act. Most of these privacy regulations -- and more are on the way -- grant users of a service the ability to have all of their data removed from an organization's storage systems. Furthermore, the organization has to prove the request was fulfilled. While it is relatively easy to remove data from production storage, it is difficult to remove data from archive storage and almost impossible to remove it from backup storage. While we have no ...
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Features in this issue
Get to know the 15 top enterprise storage products selected from a field of more than 100 in the 'Storage' magazine and SearchStorage annual Products of the Year competition.
A study finds mass secondary data fragmentation across storage silos is negatively affecting IT staff morale and the ability of enterprises to comply with regulations.
Hot storage tech trends for 2019 include cheaper, denser flash and multi-cloud data management that can benefit the consumer and create better performance and data protection.
News in this issue
Dave Raffo won't pretend to know what 2019 will bring to the world of enterprise data storage, but he does know what he learned while following the data storage industry in 2018.
Columns in this issue
Companies are starting to backtrack when it comes to their enthusiasm for public clouds. More and more are bringing workloads and storage resources back in-house.
Backup products don't have a granular enough understanding of data to scan or analyze it effectively and fully meet today's privacy and security requirements.