Globally there are hundreds of regulations governing the preservation and legal admissibility of digital data.
Many European countries are not far behind the United States in defining and enforcing data regulations and there is growing potential for EU wide legislation.
Understanding exactly which regulations apply to your own company can be very complex.
This may seem like an insurmountable challenge but it is possible to deploy a foundation for compliance, without complete knowledge of regulatory obligations, which will support your compliance needs into the future and provide substantial business benefits.
Even after the fundamentals are understood, developing a compliance framework is no small task.
It will involve changing the way you do business and the technology that you deploy.
Organisations that recognise the potential benefits and establish a foundation for compliance are in a far better position to support their compliance needs into the future and capitalise on the significant business opportunities that compliance presents.
This post is part of a series of articles addressing the issues of data regulations and compliance and written by Steve Tongish, Marketing Director EMEA at archiving solutions specialist, Plasmon for StorageProportal.com.
If you want to read other articles in the series, please click on the author's link above.