ASG Technologies Announces New Capabilities for Ensuring Sustainable GDPR Compliance

Mar 13, 2018


ASG Technologies, a provider of solutions for information access, management, and control, announced enhanced capabilities of its Enterprise Data Intelligence solution, that specifically help customers ensure continual compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). By locating, identifying, and classifying personal data across an organization’s applications and data sources, the updated solution empowers companies to prepare and meet compliance guidelines by the May 25, 2018 GDPR deadline, and will also ensure companies maintain and stay in compliance as GDPR and other regulations evolve.

To help organizations more easily discover, manage, and govern personal data, ASG’s enhanced Enterprise Data Intelligence solution supports a five-step approach to continual compliance including:

  1. Creating a personal data inventory– applications and data sources are scanned to discover and trace the use of personal data throughout the enterprise
  2. Establishing a personal data management process– automation is used to discover applications, identify personal data and assign criticality and identification of application owners
  3. Building lineage across technology and business unit borders– data lineage analysis tracks personal data seed items backward and forward, tracing every instance of the items across applications, data stores and business processes, as well as by policy requirements
  4. Creating a privacy risk assessment structure – key metrics (including percentage of completion and compliance) are identified, personal data is tagged, uses of personal data are assessed, and reports and dashboards to manage and record assessments are created
  5. Following data management best practices– implementation of the five-step process positions organizations for success in meeting new GDPR and other regulatory requirements