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13 Big Bets Security Vendors And Partners Have Made To Help Customers Become GDPR Compliant

CRN asks 13 identity management and data protection executives what tools or capabilities they've introduced over the past year to help businesses conform to the GDPR regulations.

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More Data, More Problems

Vendors and solution providers have looked to make GDPR compliance easier for customers by rolling out capabilities that assess where GDPR-relevant data resides, put users' consent preferences into action, provide users with a view of all the data an organization has about them, and devise a game plan for managing GDPR data going forward.

The General Data Protection Regulation was adopted by the European Union in April, 2016, with enforcement slated to begin this Friday. The rule aims to give EU citizens and residents greater control over how their personal data is used.

To better address GDPR's robust requirements, security companies have made it easier to identity and isolate unstructured data, retain recordings in region of what IT administrators are doing, and put thresholds in place so that organizations are more focused on areas with clusters of personally identifiable information (PII).

From making it easier to anonymize personal information to a consulting approach that goes beyond legal risks, here's what 13 vendor and solution provider CEOs and technical leaders said they are doing to streamline GDPR compliance for their customers.

 
 

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