Is your data backup GDPR compliant? Don't underestimate compliance!

Il backup deve essere GDPR compliant

It is really very important to have a GDPR-compliant backup, and in this article we explain why.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of European Union regulations that aims to protect the rights of citizens regarding their privacy and the protection of personal data.
Not everyone knows that it imposes some specific regulations regarding data backups, a security measure that is essential in order to ensure data protection.
SafeBox is the Utixo Storage service designed precisely to ensure secure GDPR-compliant backup.

What does it mean to back up data?

Data backup is a process that aims to copy and save electronic or physical information so that it can be recovered in case of loss or damage. This, then, can be a key element of the business continuity plan (BCP) and disaster recovery plan (ERP), plans that aim to ensure business continuity in the event of sudden disruptions, such as natural disasters or technical failures.
In addition, backing up data can enable activities to be restored quickly and effectively.

SafeBox enables GDPR compliant backup

A fundamental rule of the GDPR is the principle of integrity and confidentiality, which requires that personal data be kept up-to-date and protected from loss, damage, or unauthorized access.

Using SafeBox storage for data backup ensures that the following mandatory requirements are met:

  • Physical security of backup: data backup is stored in a safe place, protected from unauthorized access, physical damage and other threats. This involves storing the backup at a location other than the place of origin of the data.
  • Data encryption: data backup is encrypted, i.e., unreadable, to ensure that people’s personal data are protected from unauthorized access.
  • Protection from Ransomware and Cryptolocker: In the event of data security breaches, which can occur due to cyberattacks, human error, or technical failures, backup enables the restoration of lost or damaged data, limiting the impact on people’s privacy. SafeBox makes the backup immutable and provides an additional layer of security through a snapshot system, which is the creation of an automatic, scheduled copy of all storage that is not accessible in any way.
  • US data transfer compliance: data backup to be GDPR compliant must be in European datacenters and not subject to possible transfer to the US. The Privacy Shield, an agreement between the EU and the United States that provided a mechanism for the transfer of personal data between the two jurisdictions, was invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in July 2020. So this means that, storage systems residing outside the EU or operated by non-EU entities that might transfer data, must be treated specifically.

You can find details regarding our SafeBox storage system by checking out the dedicated site page by clicking here.

Does your current backup system meet these characteristics and conditions?

This topic has been underestimated by many, but instead it is still more relevant today than ever, and it is, therefore, important to remember that if you are not adequate you could face high penalties in case of audits.

For more information or if you would like a checkup of your backup please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to provide a free consultation!

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