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Prepare for GDPR with Retrospect Backup

On May 25, 2018, organizations across the world that handle European data in the European Union need to be compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This affects not only EU companies but any company that handles data for EU residents, even if the data processing occurs outside of the EU borders. The penalty for non-compliance is high: €10 million or 2% of global turnover for offenses related to data processing, security, and storage.

Data Retention

Data must be retained to ensure EU residents can request a copy.

Data Security

Data must be protected in transit and at rest with industry-standard security.

Data Erasure

EU residents have the right to be forgotten. You must comply if they request their data be deleted.

Data Governance

You must be able to track and monitor where the data for EU residents is.

With broad platform and application support, Retrospect enables customers to comply with the new EU GDPR regulations, including Article 32(1) (a)-(d) and the "Right to be Forgotten" law. Retrospect's new data retention policies enables businesses to use rule-based filtering to remove specific data from backups.

Download a free trial now to start complying today.


Brian Dunagan

Brian Dunagan is Vice President of Engineering at Retrospect and has been with Retrospect for more than a decade.