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What About The Protection of Your Data Now That The UK No Longer Forms Part of The EU?

Wed, 13/07/2016 - 19:58
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Since the EU referendum on Thursday 23 June 2016, when the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, there has been much uncertainty, with regards to the future direction of the UK. With the ongoing political turmoil in the UK, it could be months or years before the British government invokes Article 50, should they decide to do so, followed by a further two years of negotiations.

This uncertainty over the future direction of the UK has the potential of causing paralysis with regards to the strategic planning within certain facets of organizations, particularly those that require long-term investments, i.e. Information Technology.

One aspect that has, and will continue, to be heavily impacted by Brexit, is that of data sovereignty.

With the adoption of online data backup and other cloud technologies becoming the norm, the UK government's stance on data sovereignty will play a key role in the decision making of IT leaders.

Does the UK still need to comply with the EU’s GDPR?

Prior to the referendum, it was expected that the UK would have to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) In 2018, the vote on the 23rd June has now left this unclear.  The UK may decide to implement their own laws with regards to where data can be held, or may choose to adopt the GDPR. Either way, organizations will need to consider this when deciding which cloud service providers to partner with.

With no clarity at this stage as to which direction the UK will go, it is imperative that service providers can comply with both international or domestic regulations and offer the flexibility that forward thinking IT leaders demand.

Choosing a backup service provider

By choosing Redstor as your online backup partner, UK-based organisations can be assured that they will comply with whatever regulations are put in place.

Redstor is a UK-owned and headquartered company, with specialist support staff. All UK customer data protected using Redstor’s backup services is stored in UK-based data centres, ensuring customers retain complete control and ownership of their data.

Redstor’s data centres have multiple redundant links in place to avoid any single point of failure and ensure that data is always available.

Founded in 1998, Redstor is a specialist provider of cloud services and solutions in the areas of data backup, storage, archiving and disaster recovery.

With a wealth of experience gained from designing and managing complex infrastructures, Redstor was one of the first organisations (in 2005) to launch online/cloud-based backup and disaster recovery services.  Our ISO accredited services are used by over 25,000 organisations across both the public and private sectors.

 

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