The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go 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. Unlike familiar regulations that deal with financial and security matters, GDPR deals specifically with broad data privacy and grants individuals in the EU the following rights:
Within companies, GDPR compliance is an enterprise-wide business problem requiring a massive cross-departmental effort that touches upon oversight, technology, processes, and people. With fines for violations that could be as high as €20 million or 4% of global annual revenue, now is the time to ensure your data environment is flexible enough to meet the needs of current and future regulatory regimes. While simple and straightforward from a political perspective, the data center implications of this legislation are complex. Mark Donsky and Syed Rafice outline the capabilities your data environment needs to simplify compliance with GDPR and future regulations.
Mark Donsky is a director of product management at Okera, a software provider that provides discovery, access control, and governance at scale for today’s modern heterogenous data environments, where he leads product management. 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.
Syed Rafice is a principal system engineer at Cloudera specializing in big data on Hadoop technologies and both platform and cybersecurity. He is responsible for designing, building, developing, and assuring a number of enterprise-level big data platforms using the Cloudera distribution. Syed has worked across multiple sectors including government, telecoms, media, utilities, financial services, and transport.
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