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Data Governance for Data Privacy creates a culture of responsibility to protect data, which directly benefits data privacy.

Data Governance for PoPIA Compliance.

Privacy regulations are about much more than security. We need to apply data protection principles, as defined by PoPIA and other privacy regulations, throughout the data life cycle.

This means:

  • Defining clear accountability for personal data at every level of your business
  • Understanding the legal uses of personal data, both at the point of capture and as it moves through your data landscape
  • Ensuring data integrity and quality
  • Managing data security and access, according to the legal uses of data in your business
  • Engaging the data subject through data transparency

data governance for data privacy

Chief Data Officers know that without data governance corporations are vulnerable. Data governance for data privacy provides a set of rules and practices that ensure your organization handles data responsibly, and that develop a culture of ethical behaviour.

This translates directly to better data privacy for a few reasons:

  • Structure and Accountability: Data governance provides a framework for how data is collected, used, and stored. This creates clear roles and responsibilities, making it less likely for privacy breaches to occur accidentally.

  • Transparency: Data governance emphasizes clear communication about data practices. This means individuals can understand how their data is being used and exercise their rights under data privacy regulations.

  • Data Minimization: Effective data governance encourages organizations to only collect and store data essential for their purposes. This reduces the amount of personal information at risk in case of a breach.

  • Security Measures: Data governance mandates strong security protocols to protect data from unauthorized access or misuse. This safeguards sensitive information and minimizes privacy risks.

Data Privacy in the Data Life Cycle

Our enterprise-wide data catalogue ensures ownership and policies for the use of personal data; documents and classifies personal data across your enterprise, and automates key business processes to ensure that

  • that the right people are provided with the right information,
  • at the right time,

to deal with any potential breach of data privacy regulations such as

  • the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and
  • South Africa's Protection of Personal Information Act (PoPIA), and
  • Nigeria's Data Protection Regulation (DPR)

in a consistent and regulated way that is driven by your company's policies and legal opinion.

Our data privacy platform delivers granular, policy-driven data security and monitoring based on roles, geographies and data classification and purpose.

Dynamic Access Management simplifies compliance

Data Governance for Data Privacy must Ensure PoLP

Data privacy regulations such as the Protection of Personal Information Act should not stop companies from delivering self-service analytics and leveraging new, cloud-based analytics platforms for AI and ML. The Principle of Least Privilege (PoLP) ensures that employees enjoy access to the data that they need, but no more.

Pathlock and Satori tackle the hardest issues behind data access and governance across your critical enterprise and analytics applications, protecting you from insider threats and encouraging least privilege access and data security.

  • Identify and Classify Confidential Data
  • Fine-Grained Access Control and Data Protection
  • Data Access Management and Controls

In short, data governance for data privacy enables staff to access the data they need quickly and transparently, without compromising security.

Accelerate PoPIA Compliance

Our PoPIA accelerator delivers the core capabilities organisations need to govern sensitive information:

  • Clearly defined and automated processes for accountability for personal data, and to deal with specific crises such as a data breach
  • A centralised and searchable inventory of sensitive data items across the enterprise - both business and technical
  • The ability to quickly assess the impact of any proposed system or policy changes on your ability to comply with regulations
  • Detailed data-sharing agreements governing the use and distribution of sensitive data both internally and externally
  • A data protection dashboard that provides a single view where users can access project updates, manage issues, find answers to questions, and launch workflows.

Learn more by downloading the Data360 for Privacy Compliance datasheet

Data Governance for Data Privacy: Last words

Data governance is the foundation for building trust with your customers and stakeholders. By prioritizing data privacy through strong governance, you can:

  • Empower individuals: People feel secure knowing their data is handled responsibly.
  • Mitigate risks: Minimize the chances of costly privacy breaches.
  • Gain a competitive edge: Become known for ethical data practices that attract customers.

Remember, data governance is an ongoing process. Continuously monitor, adapt, and improve your practices to stay ahead of evolving regulations and ensure lasting data privacy success.

This page is intended for general informational and educational purposes. It is not offered as and does not constitute legal advice or legal opinions. Use of any product or solution does not provide or ensure any legal or other compliance certification and does not ensure that the user compliance with any laws, including PoPIA or any other privacy laws.

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