How GDPR compliance changes email management
Since email contains extensive personal data, the EU’s new
protection law will be felt keenly by IT teams responsible for
managing it. GDPR’s tough requirements for safeguarding personal data mean that
many organizations must ramp up email security, especially as threats to email
keep growing in both quantity and complexity.
Since IT teams must be able to quickly isolate and delete emails both in the interests of security and in response to specific GDPR-related employee requests, organizations may need to rethink the way they store and archive email. For example, GDPR gives companies no more than a month to respond to “right-to-be-forgotten” requests that data be erased. Companies that still rely on tape backup of email systems may find it a struggle to comply with such requests quickly enough to stay in compliance.