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The InfoQ eMag: Perspectives on GDPR


Until the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) not only comes into effect, but actually produces a body of precedents on what exactly constitutes a violation subject to a fine (which, remember, can be as high as €20 million or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is greater), the margin for interpreting which procedures and oversight needs to be in place will remain wide. What we do know for now is that companies will have to adopt an explicit approach to data governance, including data profiling, data quality, data lineage, data masking, test-data management, data analysis, and data archives.

As data scientists, software engineers, and operators, we need to actively cover all bases, not only because the GDPR tell us to, but also because it makes business sense to establish proactive data governance and adequate privacy controls. Our customers will be thankful, our reputation will be safeguarded, and crippling fines will be avoided. This e-mag specifically addresses those three overlapping but distinct perspectives on the impact of the GDPR.

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The InfoQ eMag: Perspectives on GDPR includes:

  • Q&A with Immuta on the Implications of the GDPR - InfoQ talked with Immuta’s Andrew Burt and Steve Touw, to better understand the implications and challenges of the EU's Global Data Protection Regulation, which will come into effect in May 2018.
  • What Should Software Engineers Know About the GDPR? - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is moving out of the transition period next summer to become enforceable GDPR strongly emphasizes risk-based thinking; you take every step to mitigate privacy risks until the risks become something you can tolerate. As a software developer, this will affect you. This is what you need to know.
  • The GDPR for Operations -  With GDPR, taking care of personal data is an organisation-wide responsibility, but in the operations we can provide a lot of supporting tools to help deal with the multiple facets of this problem.
  • What Do Data Scientists and Data Engineers Need to Know About the GDPR? - Andrew Burt on the implications of GDPR on data collection, storage and use for any organization dealing with customer data in the EU. Burt explains what's the minimum an org needs to pass the GDPR test, as well as how to take the opportunity to improve their overall data governance.

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