Data Privacy & Protection

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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Data Protection Series: To De-Duplicate or Not?  That is the Legal Question. (Part 1)

Data de-duplication has been in the lexicon of storage administrators for almost a decade, and various implementations of the technology have come and gone.  Software implementations have proven somewhat more durable than hardware appliances, primarily because the latter proved to have all of the disadvantages of monolithic “islands of storage” […]


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Data Protection Series: How to Protect Data on Electronic Devices

Many of us buy new devices each year. From cell phones, to tablets, TVs and wearable tech, citizens around the globe can’t stop committing to the latest and next ‘big thing.’ But where do all of our old devices go, and how much of our information do they take with […]


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Data Protection Series: Thoughts on the New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The EU has reached agreement on a draft General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will replace the current Data Protection Directive. The following blog discusses some of the key provisions that are relevant for records managers. The new law will come into effect in Q1 of 2018 (the final date […]


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Data Protection Series: 5 Steps to Defining Your Retention Policies

I have a strong opinion around why organisations continue to store so much unstructured data. Many IT professionals simply do not have the time to wade through best practises for retention, nor are they given a solid steer by the business itself—unless there has been significant investment in a compliance […]


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