But Wait... There's More - GDPR and Disaster Recovery

By Joanne Kiley posted 09-07-2017 13:31


This past week members discussed GDPR solutions and more. With hurricane season hitting the U.S. hard, I have also included ILTA disaster recovery resources in the “Something Extra” section. Explore curated sources on these topics including some from ILTA’s treasure chest.

GDPR Solutions

Recently a member asked about international information governance with the upcoming enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ILTA members from various departments within organizations all share an interest in steps to take toward compliance. This is not just an issue for your information governance and security team. It also concerns marketing departments, litigation support, HR and IT operations to name a few.

Marketing teams must adjust the promotion of services to comply with GDPR. Dan Anderson defined personal data as it relates to GDPR in his white paper article “A Worldwide Law: The EU, the GDPR and You.” ILTACON 2017 offered a session discussing GDPR and ediscovery, “Managing Data from the EU During Litigation” and a general audience session called “Everything You Need to Know About the EU General Data Protection Regulation, but Were Afraid to Ask (Until Now).” Adam Stone provides four steps to GDPR compliance readiness in the Peer to Peer article, “Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation.” Last year at ILTA’s INSIGHT, members shared “What’s the Real Impact of GDPR?” They discussed the advantage of early adoption, responsibilities and liabilities and more.

SOMETHING EXTRA – Disaster Recovery Planning

The mounting damage to Houston and the surrounding area from Tropical Storm Harvey and the news of Hurricane Irma devastating the Caribbean and heading to Florida, serve as a reminder to review disaster recovery plans in your organization regardless of your location. ILTACON 2017 offered disaster recovery sessions, Disaster Recovery: How to Build Your Run Book and Cloud Based Disaster Recovery with recordings and helpful slides available. Mark Brophy, Clint Gandy and Eileen Kelly put together a blog post in late 2015 that outlines the steps to creating a disaster recovery and business continuity program, “Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, What You Need to Know.” The content is still very relevant today. Moving a data center offsite is one consideration in a disaster recovery program. To help with this, Chris Owens of Kraft Kennedy wrote a best practices article for the Spring 2017 Peer to Peer, “How to Narrow Down Your Data Center Choices.” Earlier this summer ILTA hosted a webinar, “Creating and Implementing Effective Disaster Recovery Practices (DRaaS).” In the recording, Sherri Gini of Goldberg Kohn and Pat Spencer share how they implemented effective disaster recovery practices and translated that effectiveness into business wins for their clients, board and insurance providers.

As ILTA’s content curator, I’m always monitoring the discussion forums to discover what topics are top-of-mind among the members. Each week, I focus on a few areas that spark your interest, and I provide some curated resources to assist your own information-gathering on the topics. If there are specific topics you would like assistance exploring, please contact me at

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