Insight

Data discovery for privacy

Integrating technology for increased visibility, protection and trust

Orson Lucas

Orson Lucas

Principal, Advisory, Cyber Security Services, KPMG US

+1 704-502-1067

Steven Stein

Steven Stein

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG US

+1 312-665-3181

As organizations seek to expand their global footprint and grow market share, many are encountering a challenge they have not had to navigate: complex global privacy regulations.

Traditionally, organizations have leveraged a cumbersome and manual data inventory approach to uncover the personal data they collect, maintain, and process.

Ideally, this data inventory provides organizations with the foundation to prioritize privacy, security, data governance, and other data management efforts. Frequently though, these inventories are developed only to respond to regulatory mandates and thus become a “checking of the box” exercise. Further, by the time organizations complete their initial data inventory, it may already be stale. These forces are driving privacy leaders to rethink the processes, tools, and techniques needed to drive visibility into personal data.

So how can large, multi-national organizations operating under the scope of complex regulations be expected to keep their data visible and up to date without adding resources to maintain an inventory? Automation.