data protection

(redirected from backup)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to backup: Backup software, Online backup

data protection

the law applicable to the control of the use of information about people by those into whose hands it has come. It derives from the Community law of the European Union (EU), which provides that member states must protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data. The law is not restricted to information on a computer. The system in the UK works through a Data Protection Register and the supervision of the INFORMATION COMMISSIONER (replacing the former Data Protection Commissioner). Those who are to use the information must register (data controllers and data processors). Even those who do not are obliged to deal properly with data as laid down in eight principles: data must be fairly and lawfully processed; data must be processed for limited purposes; the processing must be adequate, relevant and not excessive; the data must be accurate; data should not be kept longer than necessary; data must be processed in accordance with the data subject's rights; data should be kept secure; data cannot be transferred to countries without adequate protection. Generally, intra-EU transfer is permitted, as is transfer to so-called safe havens like the USA (see SAFE HARBOUR). The person about whom data is held - the data subject - has certain rights: a right of access; a right to prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress; a right to prevent certain processing for the purpose of direct marketing; rights in relation to automated decision-taking; and in certain circumstances a right to compensation. There are many detailed exemptions for the security services and other lawful authorities.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in periodicals archive ?
The new Handy Backup Free for Cloud 7.9.4 provides modified "Dropbox," "Google Drive" and "Yandex.Disk" cloud backup tools, allowing making quick and stable access to appropriate remote backup service accounts as backup destinations.
As a small token of appreciation, we will award free licenses of EaseUS Todo Backup Workstation to the 3.0 beta testers whose feedback helps us most in improving our product.
Barracuda Backup copies primary data from any operating system or storage platform and provides fast local storage and restorations, secures data transfers to offsite data centers and leverages industry-leading policy management for data retention.
TINs: Ordinarily, payees must certify their TINs on Form W-9 to avoid backup withholding on interest.
Companies that have invested heavily in backup technology don't need to throw away their investment when they implement CDP.
Be sure the product you buy has enough backup battery reserve to protect all your machines.
"We are very pleased with the software we use for backup, redundancy, and recovery," says Fowlkes from St.
Arkeia state-of-the-art technology integrates smoothly with MySQL's solution to provide fast backup, thanks to Arkeia's multi-flow architecture.
"It's about time that someone gave IT managers a better way of dealing with the complexity and the rising costs of enterprise backup," said Peter Gerr of Enterprise Strategy Group.
You can download a fully-functional 30-day trial version of Secura Backup from the same web address.
Once installed the battery backup system will automatically activate.
To preserve data, companies must have a plan that incorporates three components: backup, archive and recovery.