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Tackling Stale and Legacy Business Data

Created on October 7, 2020


European Marketing Director

Every organisation needs to continually adapt and evolve. Left behind in the never-ending process of change lies data, and knowing what data you have is half the battle. Statistics like 85% of your organisation's data could be ROT (Redundant, Obsolete or Trivial) are well reported and publicised. And for good reason. Data poses significant risk to your organisation. Data you don’t have can’t be breached and isn’t discoverable in litigation.

What data is ROT (Redundant, Obsolete or Trivial) and should be deleted in line with data retention and minimisation principles? What data must be secured and managed appropriately with regards to the latest data protection and privacy regulations? And how do you keep pace with the explosion of data in your organisation going forward?

Establishing defensible deletion processes maintains your compliance requirements under data protection laws like the GDPR and avoids significant financial and reputational damage. Legacy data and systems also provide significant challenges for organisations and must be overcome.

Exterro teamed up with Data Protection World Forum to explore:

  • How the explosion in data volumes is affecting the Legal GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) landscape
  • Establishing a robust data inventory to REALLY know ALL your data
  • Operationalising data retention and data minimisation strategies
  • Why you need to take a holistic approach to your data privacy and data protection efforts

The panel was joined by Russell Opland (Data Protection Officer at Adams and Adams), Chris Hatch (Head of Data Management at REED Global) and moderated by Stuart Davidson (European Marketing Director at Exterro). The on-demand video replay can be viewed by following the link below:

https://www.exterro.com/resources/dealing-with-legacy-and-rot-data/