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Emma Venema

Onderwerp Blog
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January 29, 2024

Privacy Challenges of Unstructured Data

Today, unstructured data is playing an increasingly important role, but it also brings unique privacy challenges. A brief analysis and a deeper look at the complexity of unstructured data and how organizations can arm themselves against privacy risks.

The Complexity of Unstructured Data

Various Data Formats: Unstructured data can range from emails and text files to images and videos, making managing it a complex task.

Inconsistency in Information: Due to the lack of a fixed structure, unstructured data can be inconsistent, creating challenges in extracting useful information.

Privacy Challenges Exposed

Data identification: Identifying personal information in unstructured data is often difficult, which complicates privacy compliance.

Access control: The complexity of unstructured data makes managing access rights challenging, which increases the chance of unauthorized access.

Data classification: Classifying unstructured data by sensitivity is crucial for effective privacy protection, but this can be difficult without automated tools.

How Organizations Can Arm Themselves

Automated Classification: Implement automated data classification tools to facilitate the identification of sensitive information.

Encryption technology: Encryption of unstructured data strengthens security and ensures that information remains protected even in the event of unauthorized access.

Access monitoring: Use access monitoring systems to maintain control over who has access to what unstructured data.

The Road to Better Privacy Protection

As unstructured data continues to grow, it is crucial that organizations take proactive measures to manage privacy risks. By embracing automated tools and implementing rigorous privacy protection practices, organizations can build a solid defense against the challenges of unstructured data. Discover the depth of this privacy issue and take the step towards better protection of sensitive information.

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