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A massive breach involving ~9.7 million customers of Medibank

A massive breach (~9.7 million customers) in Medibank continues to escalate. Hackers have leaked information about 200 customers as a warning shot. A massive data breach has rocked Australian health insurance company Medibank within a month of the government passing a resolution to toughen up data privacy laws and impose heavy penalties for data breaches. This all…
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Core Data Governance Principles for Every Organization

How can all data stakeholders within an organization be on the same page when addressing different data-related decisions? Every organization has its own needs and requirements for data governance. Data Governance principles can help organizations establish a robust data framework for guiding decisions, managing data lifecycle, and aligning with their data goals. The focus of…
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8 Data Minimization Practices for Reducing Enterprise Data Footprint

Data minimization has become a critical area of focus for businesses today. In simple terms, data minimization is limiting or restricting the collection, storage, and processing of only the data necessary for running business operations. In addition to reducing the risk of privacy breaches, data minimization can help enterprises save costs.  However, the fact remains…
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Top 5 Reasons How and Why Data Governance Programs Fail

Data governance can boost data goals and efforts to drive overall business strategy. Conversely, poor data ethics can significantly damage a business or organization in today’s data-driven market economy. Unfortunately, many enterprises are still failing with their data governance programs. Why does this happen? This article will look at the top five reasons and areas…
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Data discovery– doesn’t reduce privacy compliance risks

Enterprise data is complex and snowballing. Privacy and data/IT teams have the impossible job of protecting the data while data is ubiquitously available across the organization. Organizations often focus on data discovery and classification. But they fail to apply similar rigor to analyze who is using the data and how it is used. Why is…
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Understanding modern data stack (Part 1)

Data is truly transformative. However, organizations can uncover value only if they can effectively manage data through its lifecycle. A modern data stack is a collection of pluggable tools that help enterprises collect, store, process, share, distribute, and protect data, ultimately helping companies extract more value from their data. As businesses evolve, what data is…
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Protecto Extends Partnership with Snowflake for Advanced Data Privacy and Governance

Joint Protecto and Snowflake customers can audit cloud data for security and privacy risks across data, user permissions, and activities hassle-free with advanced automation     Protecto brings artificial intelligence and privacy engineering to Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, so that joint customers can identify data protection issues before data breaches and customer trust violations occur. Data…
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Seven reasons why you shouldn’t ignore DataGovOps

The role of DataGovOps is to provide enterprises with continuous governance and improved compliance spanning the data lifecycle. Here are six reasons why ignoring the implementation of DataGovOps can be counter-productive to your business goals and efforts. Bad business decisions – The accuracy and integrity of data can lead to bad business outcomes and hurt…
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What is DataGovOps? Why is it relevant today?

DataGovOps is a relatively new concept that effectively applies a DataOps-like approach to enable the safe use of enterprise data at scale. The role of DataGovOps is to provide enterprises with continuous governance and improved compliance spanning the data lifecycle. Manual processes in governance are time-consuming, error-prone, and often crippled with inefficiencies. DataGovOps uses a…
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Simple Tips for Snowflake Data Engineers

Enable auto-suspend and auto-resume – Ensure that you set to suspend virtual warehouses automatically when processing is done. Auto-suspend will save credit consumption. Auto-resume will enable the warehouse after specific time limits. Track costs by teams – Create roles by business functions to track spending by the line of business or by functional teams. You could…
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