GDPR: 3 ways to make Data Assessment simple

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European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation enforcement is around the corner. If you store data about EU data subjects (customers, employees, contractors, etc.) you need to govern and ensure the quality of data, assess what data you have, what you’re using it for and consider if you can interact with individual customers, employees, or third parties. This is crucial for offering transparency and trust. If your organization does not have a clear picture of what sensitive data you hold and where is it located, your organization will be at risk and you need to act to ensure that you are ready to comply with GDPR when it comes into force in May 2018.

Implementing GDPR will have an impact on your entire organization. Data assessment is a good place to start to identify what personal data you have.  Answer these 3 questions to simplify your data assessment efforts and begin an evaluation on where you stand:

  • What data do I have about my customers, employees and contractors?
  • Where is this data located? Include primary data sources as well as backups
  • Can I provide an overview of all my data sources?

To comply with GDPR, organizations should have a clear definition of what constitutes personal and sensitive data and should know where it is located.

IBM StoredIQ has the capabilities needed to help make your data assessment efforts effective. It supports more than 85 data sources and more than 200 file types and enables organizations to perform automated inventory control across all data sources including desktops and laptops.

It can help you to:

Find the Data that Matters – Discover, classify, and manage all information in place.

Identify Risks – Determine how much personal and sensitive data is stored in unsecure locations

Adhere to Corporate Disposition Policy – Identify what information is stored and delete data if required.

IBM StoredIQ helps by effectively searching and identifying sensitive data such as national ID, credit card number, IP addresses and much more. Take advantage of IBM StoredIQ’s easy and quick deployment and get started now!

To Learn more about how IBM StoredIQ can help you in your data assessment efforts for GDPR, click here.

Offering Manager, IBM StoredIQ

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