Yorkshire tech leader warns businesses need to broaden back-up thinking

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Yorkshire tech leader warns businesses need to broaden back-up thinking

Vapour Cloud CEO, Tim Mercer, has warned that organisations in Yorkshire must adopt a more considered email back-up strategy in 2018 to ensure they’re GDPR compliance.

The Calderdale-headquartered Vapour team has been discussing the new data protection legislation for some time as it continues to nurture its client-base.

But with the countdown gathering pace, and newfound business continuity pressures being placed on Yorkshire firms, greater attention must now be paid to the data contained within emails, stressed Mr Mercer.

“With the imminent introduction of GDPR, organisations are thinking a lot more seriously about the capture, storage and processing of their data,” he said.

But all too often, we’re hearing businesses talk solely about things from a security perspective.

“Yes, email robustness from hacks and other breaches is an important consideration here, but we need to think deeper about the subject.

“If a member of staff moves on to pastures new, all too often the employer deletes the account to free up a license and ensure a ‘belt and braces’ approach to security.

“But with account deletion comes the loss of potentially crucial GDPR-related consent evidence, not to mention often business-critical information trails. This oversight, when it comes to email backup strategies, therefore needs remedying – and quickly.”