Keeping data swamps clean for ongoing GDPR compliance

November 29, 2018

The increased affordability and accessibility of data storage over recent years can be both a benefit and a challenge for businesses. While the ability to stockpile huge volumes and varieties of data can deliver previously unattainable intelligence and insight, it can also result in ‘data sprawl’, with businesses unclear of exactly what information is being stored, where it’s being held, and how it’s being accessed.

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May this year has only complicated matters further, particularly when much of what is being stored can be classified as personal data which, under the new legislation, must be securely managed, anonymized and, if required, deleted.

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