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Union Street launches auto delete tool to aid GDPR compliance

Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022

Automatic erasure assists in “right to be forgotten” legislation

Union Street Technologies has introduced an automated billing data removal tool to help resellers comply with GDPR legislation. Under Article 17 of GDPR laws, “individuals have the right to have personal data erased.” This is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten.

The Data Removal Tool for its Affinity Billing Platform automates removing obsolete data to assist with GDPR compliance by purging sites and associated data where customers have not been billed for seven years,

Over time, it’s easy for communication providers to accumulate large amounts of billing data which serve very little use after a certain point. In response to demand from Affinity’s user community, the Data Removal Tool has been developed to periodically purge legacy data according to a user-defined set of criteria. It can be configured to purge data for any time period the user chooses” said Samantha Dennahy, Affinity Product Owner

Reducing the amount of legacy data held by Affinity can help to preserve and often improve the platform’s performance while enhancing the experience of using the system. Removing legacy data from Affinity will also make it easier for users to find what they need, and help communication providers to comply with GDPR directives that specify not to store data ‘just in case’. To help boost user productivity, the Data Removal Tool can run outside of working hours so that the process won’t interfere with tasks performed by billing personnel.

t’s possible to cleanse data manually but, it’s one of those jobs that’s easy to forget to do, We designed the Data Removal Tool to make life easier on billing managers.”

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