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Rabobank uses Latin to help with GDPR compliance

Jaclyn Jaeger | May 16, 2018

With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation—one of the world’s most stringent data privacy laws—taking effect in less than a week, companies are coming up with some highly creative ways to ensure they’re GDPR compliant.

Take Dutch multinational banking and financial services firm Rabobank as an example. It has come up with a unique—and even fun—way to comply with the GDPR by using the Latin names of flowers and animals to anonymize its clients’ personally identifiable information.

The general idea is that through desensitizing data, Rabobank’s DevOps team can more easily use the data for performance testing new and innovative technologies and services, such as mobile apps and payment solutions, while still remaining GDPR compliant.

Compliance Week caught up with Peter Claassen, delivery manager radical automation at Rabobank, to hear more about how the bank is working in collaboration with IBM to use cryptographic pseudonyms to satisfy GDPR requirements....

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