Reply to post: Re: Not a problem

The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

DavCrav Silver badge

Re: Not a problem

"As to what you're proposing (restore, delete, backup again) for every single request? The cost is so high that most companies would just pay the fine if the law were to be enforced that stringently. We're talking costs in the tens of millions every single time you get a request."

For now, it would cost a lot. My guess is that new backup software will be developed with extra functionality for GDPR and RTBF-based queries (which are of course different), and it will become 'best practice' to have that sort of backup, with the largest organizations being the first to be punished if they don't, and trickling down as technology is refreshed in companies.

And all this will happen again (will it?) when ePrivacy Mk2 comes into force.

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