May 21st 2020 – By Anna Cotton

Live Demo: How to find the data that breaches policy in your information estate

A Live Demo originally held on Thursday 21st May at 4 – 4.30pm GMT

Join us at a Live Demo of Exonar, where we show you how to identify the information in your data estate that breaches policy. We believe this is a key step to achieving a defensible disposition.

Everyone keeps too much data ‘just in case’ it’s needed later, even if they are breaking GDPR rules around data retention. But it could contain sensitive personal data, or simply be duplicate, redundant or trivial information, and it’s nearly all in your unstructured data.

If you are worried that you’ve got hidden data or over retained data which shouldn’t be there, you’re planning a cloud migration and want to cleanse what’s there, or are concerned about your storage costs and looking to reduce volume, this Live Demo is for you!

Watch our webinar to see how to:

  • Discover information in your data at scale that breaches policy
  • Create a defensible disposition by knowing your data
  • Find your draft, duplicated and over-retained data
  • Find sensitive personal data that isn’t secured
  • Discover out-of-policy data on an ongoing basis
  • Reduce risk in the data

Everyone knows that it’s hard to bring unstructured data under control. Because most businesses simply don’t know what they’ve got, or where it is. The result is that companies continue to pay higher and higher IT storage costs, extend infrastructure and reduce IT efficiency.

Increasing volumes of information retained by organisations is exposing them to increasing risks and costs. According to PWC, an average of 20% of time is wasted in many businesses finding out of date or inaccurate information.

The result is loss of productivity and risks around not following GDPR rules, particularly Article 17 which states that that “the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay” when it’s no longer required.

The longer data is left unchecked, the worse the issue is going to be when the business finally gets around to sorting it out. – because you will need to work out what personal data you have in both structured and unstructured data stores in your estate at some point.

A manual process is impossible and most technologies claiming to do data discovery give a snapshot at one point in time only. Data is being created in massive volumes every day.

What’s important is the ability to find low value, duplicate and obsolete data on an ongoing basis, and in an automated way.

So sign up to the webinar to find out how discovering the data that should be deleted, or moved to cheaper and deeper storage will drive IT efficiency and better utilisation of the information that you do want to keep.

Watch the Live Demo recording now: