IETF: GDPR compliance means caring about what’s in your logfiles

Don’t log too much, nor keep the files for too long, to stay on right side of Euro privacy rules

Sysadmins: while you’re busy getting ready for the GDPR-regulated world, don’t forget what your servers are storing in their logfiles.

That advice comes courtesy of a draft mulled by the Internet Engineering Task Force’s Internet Area Working Group (IETF’s INTAREA).

The document, here, offered a handy checklist as a set of updates to RFC6302, “Logging Recommendations for Internet-Facing Servers.”

Source: IETF: GDPR compliance means caring about what’s in your logfiles

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