The introduction of new Right to be Forgotten legislation within the EU could have far-reaching impact for many businesses, as new research has revealed the vast majority of cloud service providers are not adequately preparing for these new laws.
Figures published by cloud company Skyhigh Networks found that at present, just one in every 100 of its clients are currently operating in line with the new EU requirements for data destruction in the event that a customer wishes their details to be removed from corporate databases.
Skyhigh Networks’ European director Charlie Howe commented: “It’s staggering how few cloud providers are prepared for the new EU regulations but, fortunately, there’s still time for providers to get into shape.”
Operating effective data destruction measures is one of the main methods for ensuring sensitive consumer and client information is not unwittingly released or lost and therefore investment in this area should be a cornerstone of business data management planning for the foreseeable future.
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