Data Discovery for the GDPR

With the new data protection regulations under the GDPR, there is an increased responsibility for businesses to have comprehensive insight and control of all data assets. To do that, you must know what personal data you hold, its provenance, location and all the ways in which it is being used. Without visibility on all data held, it is much harder to respond to the GDPR requirements such as access, rectification and data portability present in a range of GDPR articles.

Our approach to data discovery

Whether you are working with consumer or commercial data, our Data Discovery service will help you to understand your data landscape and create a confident inventory of your data assets.

We can provide you with a clearer picture of the types of data you store and enable you to have the confidence that all disparate but related data points can be linked to an individual identifier and  retrieved as efficiently as possible.

We’ll support you every step of the way - our team of data management experts will work with you to fully understand your needs, address any concerns and build a plan for success.  You can rest  assured that you’re in safe hands, we are experts at evaluating and improving your data quality and integrity.

 

Consumer Data

We use advanced discovery and data management tools to find and catalogue all identifiable personal consumer data within your business systems.

In partnership with Waterline Data and, using federated search technologies, your data systems are analysed, fingerprinted and tags are automatically added for the effective organisation and management of all your data sources.

Experian Pandora, our advanced data management platform can then profile and compare each personal record, while our bespoke transformation rules can clean and validate records.

Within Experian Pandora, you can build rules designed with the GDPR in mind to help ensure that multiple records can be brought into a ‘golden’ record to create a single customer view.

 

Commercial Data

The identifiable data of individuals within businesses, such as work email addresses and telephone numbers, are covered by the GDPR and our data experts can help you understand the scope of this type of data you hold in order to create an accurate inventory.

Using the Megafile, our comprehensive UK business database, we can provide you with a clearer picture of the data you store which represents data subjects, our data discovery services can give you the confidence that all disparate but related data points can be linked to an individual identifier and retrieved as efficiently as possible.

This service includes identifying and tagging personal and sensitive data within your organisation. Discovery of this type of personal information can help you deliver compliant solutions for a range of the GDPR articles.

Benefits

 

Single Customer View

Confidence that all your disparate but related data points can be linked to one individual.

 

Local sensitive data

Locate sensitive data in your business data which requires differing consent.

 

Data Lineage

Maintain and record data lineage as best practice.

 

Proactivity

Showcase to your customers and the ICO a willingness to review and cleanse all personal data within your organisation.

 

Verification

Verify job titles, directors and decision makers attached to businesses.

 

Speed of implementation

No need for lengthy infrastructure programs or consultancy engagements – our expert team are on hand to guide you through the simple and agile set up.

Please note that while we can support businesses with their preparations for the GDPR, we cannot offer legal counsel or compliance advice.

 

Contact us

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Call us on 0844 481 9914 or email us here with your enquiry.