GDPR and Total Data Protection

GDPR and Total Data Protection

By Chris Brunau

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance going into effect today, you may still have some questions about exactly what the new compliance regulation entails.

What is GDPR?

This data privacy law will give consumers more control and insight into their personal data and will require companies to ensure they are following safe procedures to collect, process, and store data.

Data Integrity and Business Continuity

An important part of GDPR compliance is the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of processing systems and services. It is also critical to be able to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident. Datto Continuity and SaaS Protection 2.0 help support you to deliver these services to your clients by giving you the ability to restore data quickly, in the way you need, for the length of time that you need to do it.

Under GDPR, it is important for you to determine how long you would like to retain your data. Datto provides a number of options that you can use to tailor your data retention schedules to each of your client’s individual needs. Users may set local device retention. The cloud data retention options are set by default in certain retention plans and manually in others. Datto gives you a wide array of cloud retention options that you can use to meet your client’s needs For Datto Continuity, you can choose 1-Year Time-Based Retention (TBR), Capacity Based Retention or Infinite Cloud Retention. With SaaS Protection 2.0, Datto is planning to release a feature that will allow you to store data for the length of time that you specify.

Austin McChord’s statement on GDPR

“The law’s advocates are optimistic, claiming it as a first and important step towards making the Internet a more equitable environment, with power resting with the people rather than with the huge corporations that make their fortunes from mining and monetizing data that belongs to all of us.

But the reality on the ground, unfortunately, is much more complicated. While large companies like Google and Amazon have the resources to figure out the law’s intricacies, millions of small businesses do not; for them, the GDPR feels like an oncoming tidal wave. My company provides data backup and disaster recovery solutions, and, in recent months, we’ve witnessed small businesses scramble to ensure compliance with a law many still don’t entirely understand.

Bottom line, GDPR is flawed, but it’s a good first step. It makes tons of sense for consumers, although it's leaving small businesses on the hook for protecting massive amounts of information.”

To learn more about GDPR and how you can get started, check out our eBook, GDPR Made MSPeasy!

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