Every day sees new warnings about people’s data security in the media. While Facebook is currently under duress after the poor personal data management of their users was revealed, enterprises have the paramount obligation to adopt measures in order to guarantee data security.
Corporate data protection : new regulation ahead
The new European regulation titled « GDPR » for General Data Protection Regulation, is going to shake the world of data governance in the professional environment. The regulation’s aim is to precisely frame how organizations in Europe – and in the rest of the world if they store data of EU citizens – will handle the private data of individuals with whom they have a relationship : customers, subcontractors, personnel…
Voted by Brussels and applicable in all 28 member countries of the European Union, GDPR has an even broader scope since it imposes its conditions on all international structures using data of European citizens on a large scale. The public sector and most of the private sector are thereby concerned by the regulation, from startups to SMEs to larger groups.
This new regulation among other things imposes to companies a new obligation called « the rights of the data subject » combining the right of information, right of access, right of rectification and right of deletion. In reality, every individual will be able to require from an enterprise that they provide all the information they have about him/her.
To answer this regulatory requirement, every enterprise dealing with European citizens will need to be able to identify and localize the data of these individuals in all of their information systems : databases, documents and various webforms…
What can REAL GDPR Software do for enterprises ?
For the enterprises used to accumulating all those data for years, especially in the context of big data, with no concern as to their location and multiple uses, the advent of this new regulation is a real challenge to take on. Surrounded by data scattered in different silos that in time became obscure and often incomprehensible, they suspected the arrival of new measures without understanding the real requirements involved.
By imposing control over data, GDPR gives enterprises the opportunity to regain control of personal data on one hand and implement governance of all their information assets on the other. Governance is the key condition that must be satisfied by the enterprise to create digital trust towards its stakeholders.
REAL GDPR Software analyzes the content of texts in order to identify, standardize and structure relevant information related to identified or identifiable individuals. This may involve free comments in databases or any type of text (reports, correspondence based on access rights, etc.) that evoke one or more identified individuals.
The software allows companies to resist against the loss of data control in one single solution.
Based on advanced technologies of semantic profiling, this automated analysis engine supports :
- An optimal identification of individuals mentioned in texts.
- The relationship building between these individuals and the comments made about them.
- The classification of personal data, as stated in the regulations and according to the nature of the data.
- The discovery of inappropriate comments about individuals.
REAL GDPR Software is meant to rapidly evolve in order to offer new features of data governance that will go beyond responding to the sole problem of GDPR.
Two development directions are mainly set by GEOLSemantics : the addition of new languages such as English, German, Italian and Spanish on the one hand, and the introduction of an automatic classification system and secure storage of documents on the other hand.