The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved by the EU Parliament on April 14, 2016. The goal of the regulation is to protect all EU citizens’ data confidentiality and reshape how organizations approach data privacy. GDPR is an overarching regulation for organizations located both inside and outside the EU that process EU citizen data. Thus, it is not just a European issue. In fact, according to a survey by PWC, “GDPR compliance is a top data protection priority for 92% of US organizations in 2017.” GDPR goes into effect on May 25, 2018, after which point, any organizations around the world that deal with EU citizen data will face heavy fines for being noncompliant. The cost for noncompliance can be up to 4% of a company’s revenue, so the implications are significant.
To comply with GDPR, companies around the world are required to have a clear plan around data governance, stewardship, and accountability. The following points summarize the key tenets of this legislation:
Talend on MapR accelerates data lake deployments, while addressing the data storage, retention, and security requirements mandated by GDPR. The MapR/Talend GDPR data lake addresses challenges related to data classification and lineage, data capture and integration, data anonymization, self-service curation, data portability, and more.
Talend (NASDAQ: TLND) is a global leader in cloud and big data integration solutions that helps companies turn data into a strategic asset that delivers real- time, organization-wide insight into customers, partners, and operations.
As an organization controlling personal data (data controller) or processing personal data (data processor) of EU residents, to be GDPR compliant, you need a solution that allows you to demonstrate that personal data is being captured, processed, and protected in a controlled, lawful, and fair manner. You need to ensure that data is appropriately anonymized, being retained as well as shared in a transparent way with your data subjects and deleted when asked to do so.
The MapR and Talend solution can accelerate data lake deployments to address the data storage, retention, and security requirements mandated by GDPR. The GDPR data lake is built on the following five pillars for GDPR compliance:
The MapR Converged Data Platform provides several features to help you comply with GDPR, including MapR Volumes, which logically groups personal data (EU vs. non-EU) and immediately applies policies and permissions to this data; high-performance auditing to log data access; and mirroring and replication to easily control the movement of ‘portable’ data.
Talend’s data integration platform, Talend Data Fabric, combines data quality, metadata management, data stewardship, data lineage, data services, and big data integration to collect, standardize, reconcile, certify, protect, and propagate personal data.
With the looming deadline, firms worldwide should see this as an opportunity to begin managing EU consumer data, according to the legislation. GDPR is a forcing function for firms to adopt a big data platform that helps consolidate data, maintain better control of it, and implement a forward-looking data and analytics solution. With GDPR, firms are required to prepare themselves in the following ways:
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