The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), set to go in effect on May 25, 2018, is prompting enterprises to re-think their data management practices. GDPR requires that EU citizens explicitly agree to specific uses of their personally identifiable information (PII) and regulators can levy fines up to 4% of a company’s revenue for noncompliance. GDPR applies to all organizations regardless of the company location who offer goods or services, monitor the behavior, or hold the personal data of EU subjects.
The European privacy overhaul will undoubtedly bring many positive changes to our business processes because we will all have to become more thoughtful about what data we collect, how we collect it, and what we do with it. With data breaches and privacy violations in the headlines every day, our privacy obligations are as much about ethics and humanity as they are about law and policy.
With only a few weeks to go to the deadline, it’s time for organizations to review their GDPR responsibilities with respect to their development workflows, especially when if using personal data in test and QA environment. Developing for GDPR means adding privacy by design and data protection by default to your testing processes. Of course, this should supplement existing procedures, but include new features like data obfuscation and support mandates like “the right to be forgotten.”
Attunity Gold Client Helps with SAP GDPR Compliance
Attunity Gold Client can help you attain SAP GDPR compliance, especially in non-production (a.k.a., dev, test and QA) SAP environments. With Attunity Gold Client, you can anonymize personal identifiable information (PII) as it is exported to any non-production SAP environments, ensuring that QA staff, developers and administrators do not have unauthorized/unnecessary access to PII.
In addition, Attunity Gold Client enables organizations to:
- Reduce the risk of non-compliant PII usage
- Give EU data subjects the “right to be forgotten” by erasing or obfuscating PII
- Synchronize anonymization procedures across all core and/or industry-specific SAP modules
- Easily report on these procedures to demonstrate SAP GDPR compliance
Data Protection from the Start
GDPR requires you to be more thoughtful about the sites and services you build, more transparent about the ways you collect and use data, more considerate of your users, and more thorough in your development and documentation processes. With just weeks to go, let’s not lose sight of that. Good luck and protect that PII data.
To learn more:
- Watch the Achieving GDPR Compliance in your SAP Environments on-demand webinar
- Visit the Attunity GDPR webpage
- Read the Strengthen Your GDPR Compliance in SAP Environments solution sheet