GDPR has forced US-based companies to alter the way they collect, process, and store personal customer data. Consent rules have changed to make it easier for individuals to decide what data they share, and erasure is required upon request. Personal data must be ‘portable’ from one company to another, while data breaches must be reported to supervisory authorities and individuals within 72 hours of detection.
The data management and protection market offers a broad spectrum of products that can be used to secure, maintain and manage GDPR compliance. Cue the process of seeking out, evaluating, purchasing, and deploying a new data protection tool. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to big data. Choosing the right vendor and solution is a complicated process—one that requires in-depth research and often comes down to more than just the solution and its technical capabilities.
In that spirit, we’ve turned our gaze to the future of GDPR services and tools. Whether it’s the release of an innovative new product, a bump in venture capital, or inclusion in one of the top analyst reports, these are the providers that have earned watch list status from Solutions Review for the year ahead. The vendors are listed in alphabetical order and have specific areas of expertise.
Egnyte provides GDPR compliance by locating, controlling and securing the personally identifiable information of EU residents stored in on-prem or cloud repositories. The platform does not require hardware, infrastructure, special IT skills or professional services. Egnyte finds patterns of sensitive information within your content and detects region-specific identifiers for each pattern across all EU member states.
Integris Software provides organizations with the ability to build a picture of their PI to across all data sources and types and then map that data back to regulations, contracts, and internal use policies. Users can design privacy policies using the vendor’s graphical policy editor, as well as identify which data elements are in each system in the event of a data breach or to manage data subject access requests. Integris also includes a feature for scanning data flowing in and out of data lakes, as well as data retention and classification enforcement.
Nymity offers a suite of GDPR solutions that enable organizations to plan, implement, maintain and demonstrate GDPR compliances based on their priorities and program maturity. Key capabilities include regulator ready reporting, monitoring and communicating compliance, and demonstrating records of processing actives as outlines in article 30 of the legislation. Nymity offers its GDPR tools in four variations depending on the level of compliance needed.
Snow GDPR Risk Assessment provides device, user and application visibility across on-prem, cloud and mobile. The tools are augmented with GDPR-specific risk assessments as well, and the company will help you to build effective plan and response. An automated discovery feature provides detailed accounting of which users have access to which applications and cloud services and how they are used.