Tools/metrics for PII data reduction and retention


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Hosting and managing PII is not a bad thing itself, as far as you manage them according to privacy regulations.

First thing you need to do is to discover your PII data (structured and unstructured) and that's not an easy task if you haven't the right tools.

Once you've a decent view on your PII assets, I would suggest tracking wrong-behaviours as KRI :

  • % of PII data hosted without a clear policy (documented owner, retention period, purpose, ...)

  • % of PII data hosted data that is not properly protected (namely pseudonymized or encrypted)

  • % of PII data (unduly) hosted after retention period

  • ... any wrong behaviour you want to avoid

Remember that PII data subset that has gone through anonymization treatment is not PII anymore (if well done) and so goes out of your stats.

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