You probably didn’t know this…

Backup and disaster recovery solutions are essential under the GDPR.

With any Business liable or responsible for the possession of important data, they must have the ability to recover any lost personal information that they hold in a timely manner.

In order to remain compliant, you must have the necessary backup and disaster recovery strategies in place and actively take the time to regularly test the integrity and the effectiveness of the solution.

This is only the start, as you’ll find out there are lot more implications to it, you’re going to need to comply with all of them.


How do we abide by the GDPR ruling & not get fined?

By following each separate implication and making sure your Business is in line!

With GDPR fines thrown at British Airways, you shouldn’t be expecting a slap on the wrists, we recommend you get your Business in order and follow all the rules.

Covering the first of many critical points involved; Having a backup recovery point is essential, regardless if you want one or not.

Whether you’re outsourcing or have other methods, you need a secure recovery point in which you can restore important data from, quickly.

You’re also going to need a process in place, for regular testing, assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of the measures involved for ensuring the security.

Do you feel 100% confident that you could tackle incoming or concealed cyber-attacks? If not, then you should be looking for ways to strengthen your protection as you now must report any breaches within 72 hours of them occurring.

An effective way to ensure yourselves of Cyber protection, is to become Cyber Security Essentials accredited.

Data compliance is for every member of the team, whether you’re involved within IT or the legal side of the Business or not, everyone needs to be GDPR aware.

Finally, for now, Regular Data backups are vital, as well as regular Backup testing, you need to check frequently and backup your data often in order to comply, don’t get caught out at the final stage.


What options are available to us as a Business?

At this given time, there are many varieties of services and options available to you.

Whether you wish to Backup manually yourself, (Given the extensive implications this would be un-recommended), making sure you’re secure with multiple copies in multiple locations, ideally following our 3-2-1 Backup rule.

Or follow a secure route through an outsourced Backup provider, like us. In which we will provide a secure data Backup solution. A dedicated cloud backup, our online backup service is a secure and automated way of ensuring that your critical data is protected offsite.

Whether you’re in a vulnerable position, or just unsure of what position you are, you need to get ahead & up to date with GDPR and Data compliance, contact us for all knowledge regarding backups and obeying security.


Want to get the best solution for your business?

At iTeam, we take a security first approach to technology – ensuring our client’s systems are best protected.

If you have any concerns, questions or simply want to explore how to better secure your business, please do get in touch with the team for a FREE demonstration, consultation to explore how exposed your business might actually be and identify actions to take.

To book a consultation or to arrange a further discussion, please get in touch via our form below, call 03330 507 690 or email Chris on

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