Data backup has the nasty misconception that it’s only worth having if you actually use it, but this isn’t necessarily the case. Businesses let this misconception get in the way of an important aspect of business continuity, simply because they don’t want to waste money on something that they won’t actually need. Little do they know that data backup is the only thing standing in the way of your organization failing forever.
Information security and personal privacy have been hot-button issues in 2018. The fallout from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy sparked the privacy debate in the United States. Meanwhile, in the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was officially enforced on May 25, 2018. The GDPR protects European citizens data privacy. It also fundamentally changes how organizations handle consumer information. While the United States doesn’t have an all-encompassing law protecting data and privacy for the public, there are regulations on the books that oversee how specific industries handle personal information. Today we look at a few of those industries and how you can prepare your business to comply with a variety of regulatory agencies.