Organisations collect personal and sensitive data during the process of selling to customers, managing records of employees, holding patient information, etc. There are many good reasons for doing this but this personal and sensitive data is now subject to a stringent new law; the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Regulators will now demand that organisations document the personal data which they hold, noting its purpose and the intended policy for retention.
Finding such data is easy while it remains in structured databases. The same cannot be said of unstructured data. When personal data gets saved in documents and files, in what is called ‘unstructured’ form, finding this information becomes very hard. File repositories are likely to hold millions of files in thousands of different formats, any of which may contain personal information.
So how can organisations unravel this mystery and finally gain visibility into their unstructured content?
The key is to use tools and solutions which lend as much automation as possible to the situation.
Being able to quickly locate files containing specific topics so that they can be subjected to e-discovery can have a massive and material impact on costs – such as licenses, processing and legal professionals time.
Veritas Information Governance solutions for GDPR provides systematic file data management.
Governance of unstructured data within the vast scope of most organisations repositories can be addressed by technology. The unknown, unseen, sensitive and personal data captured in files can now be found in a fast and efficient way. To find out more or to try out the technologies from Veritas, get in touch with our Sales or Consulting team or request a GDPR Assessment here.
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