How to Implement File Analysis for GDPR Challenges

Archived Published: 10 October 2017 ID: G00341712

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The European Union General Data Protection Regulation will have a major impact on how enterprises manage structured and unstructured content. Infrastructure and operations leaders should look to existing practices in areas such as e-discovery, as well as new technology adoption.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Analysis
    • Conduct a Content Inventory to Identify Islands of Data Relevant to Complying With GDPR
    • Use File Analysis Tools That Provide a Wide Array of Capabilities
      • Quick Deployment
      • Support for Many Content Types and Storage Environments
      • Reporting Abilities
      • Low Total Cost of Ownership
      • Policy Enablement and Monitoring
    • Build on and Leverage Current E-Discovery Practices and Personnel and Refine in Preparation for GDPR Compliance
      • Interview Key Personnel
      • Identify and Validate Current Technology Usage
    • Use GDPR Compliance Initiatives for Better Long-Term Data Governance Initiatives
      • Begin With Backup
      • Recognize File Analysis as a Tactical, Rather Than a Strategic Approach
      • Evaluate Data Masking for Structured Data
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