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The implications for storage of EU data protection regulation
This article is part of the IT in Europe issue of August 2012
With the rapid growth of data within organisations and the upcoming changes to the EU data protection regime, businesses need to become more proactive about their data storage strategies from a compliance point of view. To do that, businesses need to understand the EU data protection regulations they must comply with and their implications for data storage. Data storage regulations in Europe are currently driven by provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive and their respective applications in member states, by provisions relating to national directives around retention periods for financial information and by other requirements stemming out of freedom of information frameworks as well as electronic commerce, cookie and e-discovery requirements. The current EU data protection regime requires organisations to take “appropriate security measures to protect personal data.” It is based around eight principles driving the data protection regime that dictate how personal data must be acquired, maintained, updated, stored, ...
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