Gartner Research

The Impacts of the General Data Protection Regulation on MDM

Published: 15 June 2017

ID: G00319939

Analyst(s): Simon Walker , Bart Willemsen

Summary

The General Data Protection Regulation will be enforced on 25 May 2018. Data and analytics leaders must urgently assess the impacts of this upon their information governance and MDM programs as the cumulative amount and sensitivity of personal data being processed makes for a high-risk environment.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Information governance and MDM programs that include personal data pertaining to EU residents must comply with the GDPR on or before 25 May 2018
  • Under the GDPR, data subjects have extended rights, so information governance and MDM programs may need to be updated to provide sufficient capability for these rights to be exercised
  • The GDPR will change the scope and definition of what is personal data and how the data can be used (as it relates to EU residents); organizations will have to demonstrate their accountability

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