Will metadata investment for GDPR pay off for LGPD (Brazil), California, India and New York?

on Oct 29, 2020

GDPR is a very thorough regulation, requiring control of personal data processing, distribution and storage. It has been used as inspiration for other regulations including Brazil’s Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados LGPD, its general data protection regulation.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Lineage, GDPR, Metadata Management, Data Quality, Data Management, Data Privacy

GDPR is two years old: Converting the challenge into an opportunity

on Jul 28, 2020

It's been two years since the General Data Protection Act (GDPR) was introduced, but organisations still see accountability as a strain on the business. In this Martech Advisor article, Solidatus co-founder Philip Dutton discusses ways to turn compliance into an operational advantage.

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, GDPR, Data Privacy

How to turn a Regulatory Burden into an Operational Advantage

on Apr 30, 2020

On the 28th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changed the data privacy landscape forever. What most organisations failed to grasp when the regulation came into force, was that GDPR should not have been viewed as a burden or to have been treated as a tick-box exercise. 

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Topics: Regulatory Compliance, Data Lineage, GDPR, Data Privacy

Protecting the Innocence – or Data Protection is not Negotiable

on May 8, 2018

 Do you ever get the feeling that the world is coming around to your way of thinking? At Solidatus we have been part of a lot of projects that have spent a lot of money on some really mundane things. For example, I cannot think of anything less sexy than mapping data from one schema to the next only to see someone change something and for the mapping to become useless meaning the whole task needs to be done again – rinse and repeat.

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Topics: Data Lineage, GDPR

“I remember you” — Why you need to know about your right to be forgotten

on Apr 9, 2018

We have all had one of those awkward conversations, you know the ones where someone comes up to you and starts talking like they are an old friend. They know your name, they know things about you that can only have come from you. The only problem is that you cannot remember them. You stall, play for time, try to prise loose that illusive piece of information that will make a connection in your brain to dredge up the information needed to recall their name. Perhaps you have a strategy, mine is to introduce a friend (assuming I have one handy) and hope that they complete the introduction and fill in the blanks of your relationship.

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Topics: GDPR, Data Governance