An important part of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is the ability to ensure the ongoing confidentiality, integrity, and availability of processing systems and services. It is also critical to be able to restore the availability and access to personal data in a timely manner in the event of a physical or technical incident.

Failing to comply with GDPR can cost your company a pretty penny.

On December 15, 2020, Twitter was fined over $500,000 by the Irish Data Protection Commission for breaching Europe’s GDPR in 2018. This signified the first U.S. tech company to be issued a financial penalty for violating Europe’s GDPR. And while Twitter may be able to quickly recover financially, that may not be the case for other companies. This is another reason why it’s essential to comply with GDPR and have the tools to do so.

Backupify supports GDPR compliance by giving you the ability to restore SaaS data quickly, in the way you need, for the length of time that you need.

Read on to learn how Backupify can help you with data retention and user data deletion -- which are two important components of remaining GDPR Compliant.

Data Retention & User Data Deletion

Under GDPR, it is important for you to determine how long you would like to retain your data. 

Backupify provides a number of options that you can use to tailor your data retention schedules to your needs. Our Custom Data Retention feature allows you to store data for the length of time that you specify - choose to keep data for as long as a few days, years, or indefinitely.

Should you encounter a request for a user’s data to be purged, we make it easy to delete users and their data from our system. When users are removed from the seat management dashboard, their data is deleted from Backupify. If you wish to retain data of former employees, you may keep them as an “Archived” user which will retain their backup history.

To learn more about how Backupify supports GDPR compliance, check out this data sheet.

Still not sure on GDPR compliance? Contact one of our experts today to see exactly what Backupify can do for your business.