Data Privacy & Protection

Data Protection Series: Personal Data is Not a Commodity

28th January is the 10th annual Data Protection Day in Europe, known as Privacy Day outside of Europe. This year, it represents a major tipping point. The four year battle over the wording of the European Union’s new Data Protection Regulation was largely finished in December, meaning it is time […]


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Data Protection Series: Are You Ready for the Zettabyte Apocalypse? (Part 2)

In my last blog, I quickly mentioned that tape will prove the best way to manage the coming zettabyte apocalypse. Before the groaning starts, a few points need to be made. Tape Plays Nice First and foremost, tape is a technology that has been relegated to the history books many […]


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Data Protection Series: Are You Ready for the Zettabyte Apocalypse? (Part 1)

Depending on the analyst you read, the next four years will see the addition of between 40 to 60 zettabytes of new data to the digital information burgeon. Each zettabyte equals 1000 exabytes or one billion terabytes. That’s a lot of bits, and they’ll all be seeking a home that […]


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Data Protection Series: How Do New Data Privacy Laws Affect Records Managers?

Data privacy laws are in the news a lot lately. The proliferation of data and the growing number of data hacks has put data privacy in the spotlight, with many organisations left wondering where they should go next with their current data privacy, protection and compliance plans. The following is […]


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Data Protection Series: To De-Duplicate or Not?  (Part 2)

In my last blog on de-duplication, I wrote about the complications that data de-duplication can bring to legal proceedings. I’d like to follow up with how, despite this fact, de-duplication can be the right fit for IT teams, if it’s part of a comprehensive data management strategy. De-duplication and compression […]


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