The new iX is here: master GDPR data – identify, find, delete


In the new iX 11/2020, companies will learn how to prepare for the hurdles and traps of the GDPR and how to implement their requirements in practice. In particular, the deletion obligations pose a mammoth task for those responsible, because wanting to delete personal data is easier said than done.

To remedy this, Martin Gerhard Loschwitz sheds light on where data sinks can be hidden everywhere. These are particularly tricky because the GDPR provides for deletion obligations for personal information that companies no longer need. However, they usually end up in the archive long before this point in time, also because they are legally required to keep certain documents.

As Deutsche Wohnen had to learn, for example, many archive systems are not even able to filter out specific elements – it is accordingly difficult to separate data from one another. But administrators often know that this is where personal information is hidden – some other devices and applications are more treacherous: from the smart coffee machine to scheduling for the boss to shadow IT.

The fact that those responsible still have some ways to cope with the flood of data explains the title of the NovemberiX. He is also dedicated to the legal dimensions of deletion obligations and gives tips on complex system landscapes. Other topics in issue 11/2020 include REST APIs in Python applications, VMware ESXi on ARM and the security of the Active Directory.

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