One big problem with the Right to be Forgotten and backups (Restore it All Podcast #63)

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Curtis and Prasanna discuss the very difficult problem of “forgetting” someone using a backup system that is fundamentally designed to remember. This is a direct conflict between GDPR/CCPA and backup.  It’s one thing to delete a single file that relates to a subject; how do you delete records within a database within a database backup. Set aside how fundamentally difficult it is – you’re messing with the fundamental purpose of backups.


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