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New GDPR Mandates Require Changes to Storage Management Strategies for All Global Enterprises

Published: 26 August 2016

ID: G00313889

Analyst(s): Robert Rhame


When the EU GDPR comes into effect, a single complaint could result in an audit and a fine for improperly handling personal data unless IT leaders have adjusted their data management and backup strategies to be ready. Start modifying plans, policies, processes and technologies today.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Conduct a Cross-Departmental Assessment of the Personal Data in Custody
    • Identify Personal Data
    • Verify Whether Proper Consent Was Obtained
    • Examine Backup Retention
  • Get Ready to Fulfill Disclosure Requests
  • Prepare to Comply With Withdrawn Consent and the "Right to Be Forgotten"
  • Understand the Penalties and Risk

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