Following the highly publicised Equifax data breach in 2017, Active Navigation’s software was deployed into a complex tech stack and worked to identify, classify and protect sensitive data assets.
While IG, Legal, Risk and eDiscovery practitioners understand the need to minimise data in accordance with justifiable disposition of data and records, privacy regulations are now also drivers for organisations to review the personal information they are collecting. GDPR’s principle of data minimisation is making organisations rethink what constitutes acceptable data use. Australian Privacy Principle 11.3 requires an APP entity to take reasonable steps to destroy or de-identify personal information that is no longer needed for any purpose for which the personal information may be use or disclosed under the APPs.
You can read more about how Equifax is using Active Navigation’s software, Discovery Center, to identify and delete unnecessary records, which proactively reduces overall data surface footprint and facilitates data privacy compliance.