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Another protection goal of availability is to ensure that personal data can be accessed and processed without delay. Another protection goal within availability is the proper use of data in the foreseen process, such as the retrieval of customer files.

In concrete terms, this means the retrievability of data, for example, through:

  • Structured databases
  • Data management systems
  • Search functions

Common measures to implement availability are for example

  • The creation of backup copies of data, configurations and data structures
  • Protecting against malware from outside, for example, by using vigilance and security tools such as a firewall and anti-virus software.
  • It is also advisable to prepare an emergency concept for the recovery of processing operations.