Paul is the Technical Director for UK Data Management Consultancy Gardner Systems. With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, Paul specializes in helping businesses build modern data platforms, from data storage to compliance, security, Availability, data leak prevention, management and control — regardless of whether that data resides on-premises, in or near the cloud.
Paul is an enthusiastic participant in the tech community and shares a wide range of technology content on social media, his blog and on the Tech Interviews podcast, which he hosts.
The IT industry loves a hot topic. Cloud, hyper-converged infrastructure and machine learning are all great conversation pieces, but two of the hottest topics that are currently debated around the IT watercooler are ransomware and the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As hot as these topics are individually, what happens when two of these ideas collide? I was recently asked the question, “What is the impact of ransomware when it comes to the GDPR?” and it created the rare occurrence of a topic collision in IT.