In the world of archiving, many terms and definitions are used. Get to know them in our glossary.
Compliant archiving can be defined as the act of retaining particular data, information, or records for a specified period of time and protecting it during the retention period from unwanted occurrences that can threaten the privacy, integrity and availability of the data. It is done to prevent actions such as unauthorized access, modification, deletion, tampering or loss of data and to adhere with regulatory requirements that mandate the industry in which an organization is operating, and/or to comply with the organization’s internal data policies.
Compliant archiving is not just storing or keeping information and records, neither simply backing up data. Particular business data need to be archived in a compliant manner; which means it has to meet a complex set of requirements defined by regulatory bodies, governments, or enterprises themselves.