The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to come in to force for EU member states in early 2018. It could be some time later that year that the UK finally severs its links with the EU. So for UK citizens will the GDPR be a short-lived regulation that can largely be ignored? The answer is no and the reasons fairly obvious; they are commercial, legal and moral.
One of the interesting things that I have noticed is that most people think data governance is a technical or analytical subject, but in reality the majority of Data Governance activities are undertaken by business users. I have discovered the most successful Data Governance schemes are run as change management initiatives, led and supported by individuals with well developed soft skills.
It’s said that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and with the recent EU-USA Safe Harbor saga, this is definitely the case. It has got a lot of media attention and has caused a lot or people to panic. However, now that it’s headline news, people are sitting-up and taking notice of where their data actually is.
Organizations such as Spotify and the City of New York’s Transportation Department have recently found themselves defending their intentions behind...