Global Data Privacy Compliance:
Get There Faster.
As privacy laws continue to tighten around the globe—from geographic regulations such as the European Union’s General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Protection Act in the U.S., to industry regulations including PCI and HIPAA—it’s harder for companies to keep pace and maintain compliance. With hefty potential fines for non-compliance, data privacy and proper data handling are topics enterprise executives can no longer afford to ignore.
Dataguise is the only vendor to provide end-to-end sensitive data audit and protection to help you meet global privacy law compliance requirements quickly and maintain compliance as your business grows.
Dataguise DgSecure empowers you with the ability to detect, protect, audit, monitor, and address subject access requests for sensitive data in near real time across your enterprise data repositories, both on-premises and in the cloud—all from a single platform.
5 Essential Steps to Data Privacy Compliance
1Know and document all personal data your organization holds—that includes every type of data, in any system or repository, at any time.
This is the foundation of all data privacy compliance. If you don’t know where all your sensitive data is, you can’t pass an audit. It involves identifying and reporting the exact location of all personal data you have, in all its varied and vague formats. That’s no small feat for any company, but it is especially challenging for large, global organizations with petabytes of data moving across cloud and on-premises environments.
2Without delay, inform individuals about all of the personal data you hold about them—and why, how, and by whom it is being used.
The "right of access" mandate in data privacy laws gives individuals the right to know what data you hold about them, how and why it is being used and accessed, and by whom. You must be able to retrieve and present this information without delay.
3Protect personal data at all times—via access policies, pseudonymization (masking), encryption, or erasure.
The existence of appropriate safeguards, such as pseudonymization or encryption, may help you retain personal data for business processing by you or a third party, and will also reduce your compliance burden in the event of a data breach. At the same time, you must be prepared to erase personal data when individuals exercise their "right to be forgotten."
4Detect, investigate, and report a personal data breach—and notify those affected within 72 hours.
You'll need to notify your supervisory data authority and/or affected data subjects as early as 72 hours after becoming aware of a high-risk data breach. As soon as possible you should pinpoint exactly which data was exposed, how and when the unauthorized access occurred, and the measures you've taken to mitigate adverse effects. Monitoring personal data more precisely will help expedite resolution.
5Put in place and maintain records of personal data protection policies and processes to demonstrate data privacy compliance.
In addition to documenting data protection policies and processing activities, keep track of which people or systems are accessing personal data, whether inside or outside your organization. Data transfers to third parties or countries may require additional documentation of technical security measures.
Simplify Ongoing Privacy Law Compliance with Dataguise
Global privacy law compliance isn’t a one-time or even once-a-year requirement. Your enterprise will need to maintain a constant state of compliance—no small feat as big data gets bigger, cloud usage grows, and more users access more data for greater business insights. Sensitive data will be flowing continually into and out of your enterprise.
Dataguise DgSecure can help you detect, protect, and monitor sensitive data in real-time, continuous processes, while providing your executives one consolidated view of compliance and risk positions at any given time.
As a first critical step, DgSecure can discover sensitive personal data in structured, semi-structured, and unstructured formats, and delivers comprehensive, visual reports and dashboards showing you precisely what sensitive data you have, where it is located, and whether or not it is being masked or encrypted. With this complete audit of your data, you can determine what next steps are needed for privacy law compliance.
Dataguise can also help your business reduce regulatory oversight with data masking and data encryption. Only sensitive data that is germane to the business need for which data processing occurs is allowed to be part of that processing. Masked or encrypted data, however, may not necessarily be considered sensitive. Furthermore, data subjects’ rights to their data may not apply if the data cannot be easily attributable to them. Dataguise DgSecure allows extensive business applications of data without dramatically raising your enterprise’s data handling liability related to privacy law compliance.
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