Gartner Research

Let Go of Personal Data Without Losing Control

Published: 30 May 2013

ID: G00223815

Analyst(s): Carsten Casper


Processing personal data is rarely a central driver of business. It has real costs and always carries risks. As organizations cease processing personal data due to forces in mobile and cloud computing, they should address this loss of control in their business strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Create a Privacy Program That Keeps Personal Data at Arm's Length, but Under Control
    • Create Clear Delineations Between Personal and Nonpersonal Data
    • Put a Fence Around Personal Data
    • Favor Purpose-Built Over General-Purpose Applications
    • Adhere to Privacy Standards, or Create Your Own
    • Logical Location Rules Over Physical and Legal Location

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