GDPR – defined personal data can be hard to find – here’s where to look

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) puts the onus on organizations to better manage and personal data. But do they know where to find it? We list the areas most likely to be overlooked.

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a big change from how many firms have approached data protection in the past, from how responsive their security teams need to be to how clearly and quickly they can tell where personal data resides. It’s on the issue of personal data that companies are starting to sweat the most.

With the May 25 deadline looming, it’s quite likely organizations still hold copious amounts of personally identifiable information (PII) — anything from cookie data to device identifiers to IP addresses — across disparate systems located on-premises and in the cloud. That’s before you get into the murky world of identifying whether your business is a data controller or processor…


Source: CSO

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