Syncsort and Collibra Deliver New Standard in Data Quality for GDPR

  • Syncsort and Collibra Deliver New Standard in Data Quality for GDPR

Syncsort and Collibra Deliver New Standard in Data Quality for GDPR

With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to go into effect on May 25th, 2018, many organizations are scrambling to ensure their compliance with the law, while many are unlikely to have compliance sorted out in time.

GDPR regulation deals with how personal data is handled, particularly when that data is being exported outside of the EU.

Canada's federal privacy rules have yet to be updated to the higher standards set by the GDPR, but numerous services used by Canadians are already getting ready for its arrival. But they've taken radically different approaches.

But under the new law, mishandling that data is a more serious offense.

"GDPR is one of the biggest shake-ups ever seen affecting how data relating to an individual should be handled - and many African organisations that process the personal data of individuals who are based in the European Union are not yet ready for it". While less demanding than GDPR, penalties for infringement of the new local regulations include not only fines, but also a maximum prison sentence of up to five years.

Demanding less than this from these data vultures would be to surrender all rights - not just to privacy but to anything else that can be measured about us, by anyone anywhere.

To avoid those violations, companies around the world are changing their policies.

"GDPR is a pain, but it's a pain that's going to pay off, " said Osterman. Some are concerned about moving data out of silos to ensure they have a 360-degree view for reporting and security purposes.

While flow of personal data across national boundaries has facilitated commercial prospects of businesses, it has at the same time raised concerns of privacy of personal data.

According to him, the GDPR is an opportunity to evaluate why organisations collect and store personal data, as well as the data already in databases.

Individuals can also object to being solicited through direct marketing based on information collected and have the right to move data collected to another entity.

Therrien's office confirmed this week that it's investigating recent revision's to the Yahoo terms of service, part of a GDPR-related effort by its parent Oath, which also owns Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and AOL.

We can trust that other social media firms will soon follow Facebook's lead, looking at how to observe the letter and violate the spirit of the GDPR, using legislation to rewrite the social contract between data provider (us) and data monetiser (them) to make it even more of a one-way affair. The company has since removed the clause. So, if you have to call in sick one morning to discuss a particular medical condition, you can't then return to your sickbed and hope that the message will be passed on unless you have consented for that information to be shared with every person who needs to be told.

Ensure you're aware of what information you are capturing from individuals.

Consent. Where companies have an online presence and are targeting the collection of "personal data" from European Union citizens, there is no question that consent from the targeted individuals will be required.

"Either you agree to all of this or you don't get the service", she said. "And I think the same thing is true of the GDPR". "Not a good joke, but a joke". GDPR requires companies to demonstrate a lawful goal for any collection and sharing of personal information.

Once the correct infrastructure is in place, the data will not only be stored more securely but will also be more accessible.