The EU’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is the latest challenge facing the data-driven enterprise – and perhaps the most demanding to date, extending significant data protections to EU citizens no matter where they work, live, or do business. These are deep requirements for data controllers, and beg the question ‘how does GDPR fit into the spectrum of enterprise data management techniques and technologies?’ Compliance cannot be achieved with a single, one-stop GDPR solution, also true with regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS, GLBA, OSFI/PIPEDA, and FERPA. Ideally, compliance is handled more holistically – creating an environment of preparedness and data privacy with a smart, long-term approach to data protection. As this regulation is set to become effective in May 2018, organizations are doing everything they can to ensure their compliance on time.
Because there is no single compliance solution, enterprises must consider tools and techniques for protecting data as it moves throughout processes, operations, applications, analytics, and more. To achieve this seamlessly, any point of data integration or access must ideally be protected by either an encryption or enterprise data masking solution.