The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018, for all organizations that offer services to EU residents, as well as anyone who controls or processes data within the EU. The State of California is following suit with its California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), targeted to be enforced in 2020. GDPR and CCPA compliance requires cross-departmental effort that touches upon oversight, technology, processes, and people. With possible fines for violations, businesses should work to build a data environment that is flexible enough to be meet the needs of current and future regulations.
GDPR deals specifically with broad data privacy and grants individuals in the EU the following rights:
The implications of new privacy regulations for data management and analytics can seem complex. Mark Donsky and Nikki Rouda highlight aspects of the rules and outline the approaches that will assist with compliance.
Mark Donsky leads product management at Okera, a software provider that provides discovery, access control, and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogeneous data environments. Previously, Mark led data management and governance solutions at Cloudera, and he’s held product management roles at companies such as Wily Technology, where he managed the flagship application performance management solution, and Silver Spring Networks, where he managed big data analytics solutions that reduced greenhouse gas emissions by millions of dollars annually. He holds a BS with honors in computer science from the Western University, Ontario, Canada.
Nikki Rouda is a principal product marketing manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Nikki has decades of experience leading enterprise big data, analytics, and data center infrastructure initiatives. Previously, he held senior positions at Cloudera, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), Riverbed, NetApp, Veritas, and UK-based Alertme.com (an early consumer IoT startup). Nikki holds an MBA from Cambridge’s Judge Business School and an ScB in geophysics from Brown University.
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