Privacy-Centric Discovery for Big Data: Do You Know Who’s Swimming in Your Data Lake?

More than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day, and most of it never gets deleted. It flows from multiple business units and into numerous systems in the form of structured and unstructured data, and into business applications. Organizations are building data lakes and data warehouses for business intelligence and analytics purposes that … Continued

Access Intelligence Meets Data Intelligence

Today at the 2019 RSA Security Conference, on the one year anniversary of receiving the 2018 RSA innovation sandbox award, BigID is unveiling a new big idea: Data Access Intelligence.  We created BigID’s platform to provide a first-of-its-kind identity-centric view of personal information for GDPR and CCPA. BigID is the industry’s first solution to find … Continued

Big Data Privacy Simplified

Enterprises dealing with personal information across the globe face a similar quandary: their data is both an asset and a liability. It’s an asset if they can wrest new insights from the data they harvest and process, but it’s a liability if they aren’t ensuring that they aren’t protecting the data to definitely address new … Continued

The US Privacy Wave

Thank you Shawn Sprecker, Senior Manager at Accenture, for collaborating with us on this blog post.  The regulatory tsunami that began with European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues in the United States (U.S.) with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). A Federal Privacy law also looms large on the regulatory horizon. To … Continued

Consent Governance: Moving From Process to Purpose via Data Intelligence

As the dust clears since the EU GDPR came into effect, and most companies come to terms with managing their consent collection processes, many are increasingly finding themselves struggling with how to transition those consent agreements into a practical control for application processing and data holders. Much of the focus around consent has been on … Continued

Rethinking Data Classification For The New Era of Privacy

It’s rare to spot a flip phone these days when smartphones are practically ubiquitous.  Yet, in the realm of data security, where precision and context are critical, too many are still using flip phone technology to discover, understand and classify personal data. In the flip phone era, classification was intended as a means to an … Continued

Data State of Mind: Know Your Customer, Know Their Data

Consumer data is a big deal to the consumers who share the data, the companies that collect and process the data, and the governments that oversee the protection and usage of that data. Opinions on fair use of the data are in no way universal. March alone saw NY State pass a new regulation to … Continued

Where’s Waldo: Finding Identity in Big Data

Big Data creates big problems for finding identity information. As organizations shift to predominantly online interactions with their customers, they are collecting petabytes of data about individuals at evermore breakneck pace. Organizations want to quickly respond and even anticipate their customer’s’ needs. That means increasingly surrounding their customers with digital services across Web, mobile, home, … Continued

The Case for Data-Driven Data Mapping

The best way to know your customer is to know their data. Every year organizations collect exponentially more personal information on their customers and clients but often lack even basic accounting for the information ingested, processed or disposed. For most organizations personal data underpins their relationship with their customers. Preserving the trust of those customers … Continued

Customer Consent; Whose Big Data Is It Anyway

Asking for permission isn’t just good manners any more. Securing and managing customer consent for the use and gathering of their private data will soon become standard operating procedure. Whether motivated by regulatory pressure or reputational risk, enterprises will need to give customers control over how their data gets used. Consent capture and management will … Continued

Privacy v. Security | TL;DR

Privacy management sits at the intersection of information security, data management and analytics, but is more than the sum of the parts. It’s been a longstanding point of contention within information security circles that compliance does not equal security. Certainly, devastating data breaches and attackers gaining access to sensitive data at enterprises that were deemed … Continued