The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not only a legal challenge. Above all, it is technically and culturally. After all, which company already has a comprehensive overview of all personal data, processing methods and legal authorizations across all departments?
As a result, the are some burning questions that companies will have to deal from now on when requests from individuals and public authorities come in:
What data is available? For what purposes is it used? What is the legal basis for data storage and processing?
How can I prove that my employees act in compliance with GDPR in all their processing?
Is every consent or other legitimization available and are they up to date? Which data has already been deleted?
And above all: How should my employees answer the potentially thousands of subject access requests?
Existing data management strategies with data silos and tedious import and export processes are not up to these questions.
In a practical whitepaper, eccenca defines the technical challenges of the GDPR for companies and highlights the advantages of a semantic data management solution. Compared to classic relational databases, this approach guarantees cross-application clarity of the personal data landscape in a company. Furthermore, it creates lean processes and relieves the existing IT.