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May 25, 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect today. Here’s what some of the specialty and Hadoop platform vendors are offering to help their customers be compliant and stay that way.

Today is GDPR day, the day the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect. Companies with customers in the EU are bound by the regulation, and there are very stiff fines for non-compliance.

GDPR has become mainstream, as evidenced by my 13 year-old son who, as I was writing this post, asked me why everyone’s updating their privacy policies. You’ve probably been getting numerous privacy policy update emails in your inbox, too. If so, you know that while the GDPR is about data, it’s geared to all companies, not just vendors in the data and analytics space. In fact, those companies have the same liabilities as their customers and are still busy figuring out the finer GDPR details.

But that doesn’t stop our fearless analytics and data management vendors from offering products and features now to help their customers comply. This post is an attempt at rounding up several of these GDPR helpers.

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