Problems with Removing Personal Data

Importance of backups in personal data

Removing personal data from a database is a simple process, but eliminating that information from full backups could undermine the integrity of your data.


The problem is: what type of backup do you have? An incremental one? the differential backup? Or do you proceed with a full backup every time?

Problem on removing personal data 1

The right to be forgotten and backups present compliance problems. Backup software generally does not have the ability to interact with the data that it is backing up. If a database is included in a backup job, the backup software will back up that database without regard for the data within it.

Or maybe..the right to be forgotten should not be applied to backups.