Talend Introduces GDPR Solution for Companies

Talend unveils a new solution to help customers address requirements for the European Union’s (EU) GDPR legislation. The new offering enable companies to design and operationalise data controls across data pipelines using metadata management, data masking, data quality, data services, stewardship and governance. In other words, Talend’s GDPR solution help customers modernise their data platforms to deliver transparency and compliance using collaborative data governance.

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to any organisation worldwide that collects or processes personal data from EU residents, which will be enforced starting May of next year. At that time, organisations will need to have a more precise view of their customer data – who has access to it, how it’s being utilised and by whom it can be modified.

Companies will also need to address new rights for individuals, including employees, prospects and customers, in terms of providing options for how their personal data is managed. This includes the right of accessibility, rectification, erasure, and so on.

“The path toward GDPR compliance doesn’t need to be complicated, but organizations do need to have a comprehensive strategy for ensuring personal data is captured, shared, and managed in a controlled, lawful and fair manner,” explains Ciaran Dynes, Senior Vice President of Products, Talend.

Talend’s new solution for GDPR enables companies to deploy governed data workflows that help:

  • Map the critical data elements across your datasets using metadata
  • Foster accountability through data stewardship
  • Establish access and quality controls for enterprise data lakes
  • Set ‘privacy by design’ as a default to mask customer and employee data
  • Track and trace data using audit trails and data lineage
  • Quickly identify vulnerabilities and remediate to minimise risk
  • Manage and opt-in consent across customer-facing applications
  • Anonymise or pseudonymise customer data to separate it from direct identifiers
  • Implement data services to establish the right to be forgotten, right of accessibility and right of rectification

“At first glance, GDPR can seem daunting and rife with challenges, but it also has the potential to elevate the importance of client data within an organization,” said Allan Beechinor, CTO, Advanced Metadata. “Working with Talend we can help customers assess their related data landscape and establish automated, continuous compliance across their organization to maximize visibility of their data and deliver complete transparency”.


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