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5 things you need to know about the Right to be Forgotten

How did the “Right to be Forgotten” come into existence? There have been over 18,000 requests by Britons to remove over 60,000 web links from Google since the ‘right to be forgotten’ was introduced in May this year and approximately 35% of these links have already been removed. The ruling made by the European Court of Justice was the result of a complaint made in 2010 by a Spanish citizen, …Read More

Does privacy matter to IT managers? 4 out of 5 are not aware of impending EU changes.

More than 80% of IT managers surveyed in Germany, France, Britain and Italy know nothing about the content and impact of the new European Data Protection Regulation, which will be published next year. This resulted from a survey of 660 companies conducted in August and September jointly with our partner Blancco, a leading manufacturer of specialized data erasure software. While 51% of respondents believe that the new rules will affect …Read More

Data for Sale: 80% of Second Hand IT Equipment Dealers have it wrong

You’ve got rid of an old disk drive, computer or mobile phone and you thought all your problems related to your old device disappeared like magic. Well, unfortunately not. All this is not as simple as you expected.  Your data might become accessible to unscrupulous third parties and your moment of elation will probably disappear very quickly. We have investigated how the second hand device dealers deal with data management. …Read More

How to delete data in a secure environment

Deleting data in a secure environment involves two main concerns: making sure the data has not left the physical place where it is stored, and carrying out the erasure in accordance with strict rules to prevent it becoming recoverable. We cannot say it enough times: the most critical and important data should never leave the environment where it is being managed in a safe and controlled manner. This is especially …Read More

HDD vs. SSD – Challenges with new technologies [video part 2]

In this video I will be looking at some of the common issues that a user when faces with recovery, erasure and encryption scenarios. Why recoveries are time consuming, what issues does wear levelling cause when an engineer performs a reconstruction and why do manufacturers use different configurations or algorithms to store data. With encryption what are the potential risks from a user point of view. What happens in a …Read More