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IT Departments - PST files? Are you ensuring your business is compliant?

Data management and its correct legal compliance is, and has always been, an ever changing, growing and troublesome task for IT departments and CTOs. However, with its all-encompassing presence and the indisputable fact that it plays a part in every company around the globe, should businesses be doing more to drive the data management agenda further in their companies? 

This blog series will be looking into PST files as a specific data management aspect and examine how and why IT Departments and CEOs may want to ensure their companies’ personal data management processes are up to date and in check. 

Businesses will often have significant volumes of unmonitored PSTs that have been created by users and stored throughout the IT infrastructure, on laptops, desktops, removable disks and even memory sticks. Furthermore, because of their offline nature, they are often difficult to keep track of, leading to a mass of key corporate email data being stored without any real insight from the company.  

Does your business still possess PST files? Are you compliant? With recent changes in the law coming into force as a result of GDPR and DPA 2018, there are increased questions around PST files and their use in business. Part of this concern is the fact that the law underpins the aim of giving consumers the undeniable right to know what personal information a company holds on them. This, a form of juxtaposition to PST files that often hide data and make it near impossible for any company to fully understand the data it holds. Therewith, reinforcing the question around the use of PST files in modern business. 

For further information, visit our next blog which explores the full dangers of PST files and what can be done to prevent these dangers and limit exposure for any business.  

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