The European Union’s GDPR regs have paved the way for companies to focus more on data privacy. Today’s columnist, Rehan Jalil of Securiti, offers insights on how companies can take an organized approach and leverage automation to improve data privacy. tunnelarmr CreativeCommons Credit: CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Data privacy management can feel like an eternal challenge that requires rolling a boulder up a hill only to see it roll back down again. Just when business processes are under control, a new data system, or regulation causes complications.  

Companies that want to stay out of this wash-rinse-repeat cycle, need to automate data privacy management. But how? Start by building a catalog of all data systems whether they are on-premises, multi-cloud, structured or unstructured. Ideally, work with a data asset catalog that’s API driven and automated and updated as new assets are deployed in the organization.

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