Start by accepting the fact that regulations are here to stay.
This means that the sooner your organisation addresses the fundamentals of the compliance challenge, the better off you will be.
There are a few core requirements common to almost all data compliance regulations.
Data needs to be secure, original, accessible over many years and you must be able to hand data over to the regulator in short order if requested.
If you align your business practices and put in place technologies to support these fundamental requirements, you put your company in a very strong position for the future.
Regulatory requirements are certain to get more complex over time, but with the foundations in place, you will be in a far better position to respond to demands for increasing sophistication.
In addition, you will also be able to realise market advantage over less prepared competitors by having a better handle on your data assets.
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.