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10 Security Experts On What The Industry Doesn't Get About GDPR

CRN asked 10 identity management and data protection CEOs and technical leaders what the biggest misconceptions or biggest areas of misunderstanding are around the soon-to-be-enforced GDPR regulations.

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Even The Data That Firms Are Allowed To Collect Will Have Usage Restrictions

The idea of purging data when it's no longer needed has proven to be a different concept for organizations to wrap their heads around, particularly when it's in a data warehouse and being shared with third parties for mining purposes, according to Morey Haber, chief technology officer at Phoenix-based BeyondTrust.

For instance, Haber said most supermarkets are using loyalty cards to harvest information around what customers are buying and when they're buying it. But when it comes to sharing that data with the meat packer or cereal box manufacturer, Haber said grocery stores will likely find themselves more restricted than they imagined.

To address this issue, Haber said businesses need to inventory and tag their data so that they know where their sensitive data is and whether or not it contains the personally identifiable information (PII) that GDPR is most interested in.

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