Firms ignore data recovery in compliance policies, practices


Firms ignore data recovery in compliance policies, practices

Ian Grant

Nearly eight of 10 companies fail to include data recovery in their compliance policies, according to a global survey carried out by Kroll Ontrack.

Some 78% of respondents said that they believed data recovery to be the most important component of a compliance plan, but only half said that it is part of their company's policy. This could leave them vulnerable to a disaster, said Kroll Ontrack.

Almost half (46%) of respondents said they were not sure if their company had a general policy to comply with the applicable regulations, and 43% said they thought their companies failed to test their backup systems to ensure data can be produced if needed.

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