Best Practice Report

A Five-Step Strategy For Data Discovery And Classification

June 26th, 2020
With contributors:
Amy DeMartine , Isabelle Raposo , Peggy Dostie


To protect data and support data governance, privacy and security pros need to develop the organization’s competence when it comes to understanding what data exists, where it resides, how valuable it is to the firm, and who can use it. This requires expanding your view of sensitive data, gaining visibility into the data lifecycle, and selecting the appropriate technologies to discover and classify data. Doing so builds a foundation for enabling each of the outcomes in the Forrester ladder of privacy competitive advantage. This report helps organizations understand what data is, how it should be handled, and whether it is an asset or liability to the company.

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