IAPP: TrustArc, BigID seek to bring simplification through new partnership

If you were to ask someone to describe privacy compliance, odds are the word “complex” would be tossed around. Organizations have to comply with different privacy rules that each have their own compliance requirements, and to help adhere to those laws, those companies will have hundreds of tech solutions to choose from.

BigID Vice President of Technological Alliances William Murphy and TrustArc Senior Vice President of Product and Engineering Michael Lin both know about the challenges of navigating the privacy landscape and how helpful it would be for privacy professionals to simplify their tasks.

Those challenges were the prime driver behind a new partnership between TrustArc and BigID.

Lin said the partnership uses both platforms to help with two elements of privacy compliance. The first allows the platforms to work in tandem to help organizations visualize the data they are using, identify systems with data elements to build out a data inventory, generate records of processing, analyze data risk, and provide step-by-step data compliance directions.

“That process is extremely complicated for customers,” Lin said. “BigID really simplifies that by bringing real-time data on what data they are using and where is it and then we complement that from a TrustArc perspective by helping our customers understand what is going on with your data, what you need to do about it and what different types of remediation actions should you take to help yourself comply.”