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The latest on EU Data Protection Reforms

Fri, 12/06/2013 - 12:59

The European Commission aims to conduct a comprehensive reform of the EU's Data Protection rules in order to strengthen the data privacy rights of consumers. A proposal to create updated regulation to tighten restrictions on the use and flow of data has kept EU officials at loggerheads for months, with the deadline of May 2014 likely to be extended. Current suggestions include that should a company fail to comply with the new data protection rules, they could be fined up to 5% of total revenue. The reforms also involve non-compliance fines for international firms who do not comply with restrictions.

Multi-national corporations such as Google will be prohibited from handing users data to authorities outside of the EU without permission from Data Protection authorities. Currently, the exact proposals for the new regulation are unknown, however it is clear that the regulations will be policed heavily. Redstor provide a range of cloud services of which place data security and protection at the forefront. Redstor can guarantee your data will never leave the UK  as we are UK privately owned and based. Data is stored encrypted at our secure UK based data centres and data is encrypted at your site prior to transit.

Security and data protection are at the forefront of Redstor’s offerings and we promise full compliance with the Data Protection Act. Redstor’s range of secure, encrypted services for the public and private sectors ensure that the burden of maintaining compliance with the Data Protection Act is made easier and can be achieved more cost-effectively. Our Offsite Backup service ensures data is safely backed up offsite in an encrypted format. Our cloud sync and share service, Centrastor, enables organisations to store and share files securely online from any device with an Internet connection and our CentraStage service enables support providers to guarantee that devices they support are regularly audited, patched and safely up-to-date for effective centralised device management. Our Virtual Disaster Recovery service guarantees to have your systems up and running within minutes following a disaster. To find out more about our services and how we can help you comply with data protection laws and prevent data leakage, please contact us either by giving us a ring on 01189 515 200 or emailing [email protected].

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