How DTS InfoTech Services help support GDPR compliance

by Wally Moore

on May 3, 2018

in blog, GDPR compliance

You likely have read your fill on what General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is and does and just want some answers. When I first heard about this new regulation, my first question about it was, “Is this regulation going to impact companies here in the USA?"  The short answer is yes, but maybe not! It depends on your business. If you haven’t had time to check it out, or you’re unfamiliar with it, you can start here. But even if this regulation has no impact on your business, the general discussion and guidelines on data protection is excellent and worth knowing.

DTS InfoTech, in partnership with Datto, as a data processor, can help you and your business with data protection, not just GDPR. We recommend you consult with an expert to help with your specific needs relative to data protection and compliance in all its forms.

Data Integrity and Business Continuity

An important part of GDPR compliance is the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity and availability of processing systems and services for your business and your customers. It is also critical to be able to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident. Data Backup alone is not enough to protect your business. Business Continuity and SaaS Protection 2.0 help support you by giving you the ability to restore data quickly, in the way your business needs it, for the length of time that you need to do it.

Data Retention

Under the GDPR, it is important for you to determine how long you would like to retain your data. DTS InfoTech provides a number of options that you can use to tailor your data retention schedules to your individual needs. Users may set local device retention. The cloud data retention options are set by default in certain retention plans and manually in others. DTS InfoTech gives you a wide array of cloud retention options that you can use to meet the unique needs of your business. You can choose 1-Year Time-Based Retention (TBR), Capacity Based Retention or Infinite Cloud Retention. DTS InfoTech is offering a feature that will allow you to store data for the length of time that you specify. Plus you have the ability to delete any snapshot both locally and in the cloud if you deem them necessary to remove. Deleting any snapshot or group of snapshots will not affect your backups and thus gives you the ability to respond to customer requests while still keeping an efficient set of backup data.

Data Storage

It is very important to know where your data is stored. DTS InfoTech offers a hybrid cloud solution designed to store backups of protected machines; one backup copy is stored where the end user has its servers; this is your local backup. And another backup copy is stored in the Cloud, in different geographic locations, including in Europe. Typically, we just have a conversation with you prior to implementation about which geographic location makes sense. Of course, this location can be changed later based on your needs.

Data Encryption

DTS InfoTech offers you and your end user local data encryption as an option for added security on top of secure data transmission and data storage in cloud data centers. Data transmitted from cloud locations like Microsoft Office 365 is transmitted in an encrypted form and is stored on servers using disk encryption.

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Dedicated to your success,
Wally Moore
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