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Executing a sound GDPR data management strategy

Jaclyn Jaeger | August 22, 2017

If companies understand just one message between now and when the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation comes into force next year, that message is simply this: Clean up your data.

A significant aspect of GDPR compliance requires greater oversight of where and how companies store and transfer personal data, as well as how they monitor and audit it. Companies that do not have a firm grasp on where to locate their employee and customer data simply will not be able to comply with GDPR.

“GDPR poses many challenges, but it also has the potential to result in opportunities around the use of data in an organization,” says Jitesh Ghai, general manager of data quality and governance at software company Informatica. “It’s an opportunity for organizations to take a holistic and automated approach to governance and compliance to help maximize their competitive advantage.”

Actions that help with GDPR compliance efforts also result in good data management, Ghai adds. These... To get the full story, subscribe now.