Identify & Protect PII in Snowflake

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Protecto's data privacy intelligence identifies privacy risks by factoring usage, access, sensitivity, and risk associated with Snowflake data - in just a few clicks.

Data privacy platform built for data teams

Finding data privacy risks in an enterprise is a complex, and time-consuming effort. Protecto Data Privacy Intelligence identifies risks associated with enterprise data by factoring usage, access, sensitivity, and risks associated with enterprise data - in just a few hours.​

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Over 80% of enterprise data is typically unused. Reduce breach risks and privacy-related overhead costs by identifying and getting rid of stale personal data.​

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Getting started with Protecto is easy. Contact us to experience how Protecto can help you protect the privacy of your sensitive Snowflake data for analytics and other critical workflows – all while simplifying and accelerating privacy compliance.

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Deploy as SaaS with no code setup

Pre-built Snowflake connector

Non-intrusive & agentless

Identify & classify PII data

Find privacy risks and vulnerabilities

Discover overexposed personal data

Monitor activities & detect threats

Audit user permission and activities

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Frequently asked questions
What is Snowflake PII?

Snowflake PII refers to the Snowflake data that, either on its own or when combined with other information, has the potential to identify or be linked to a particular individual. Examples of such data include a person's name, social security number, IP address, and physical address.

What are the various ways I can protect Snowflake PII and sensitive data in Snowflake?

Here are some of the various ways you can protect Snowflake PII and sensitive data in Snowflake:

  • Data Masking: Snowflake supports data masking, which allows you to redact or mask sensitive data when querying or reporting to non-privileged users. This way, sensitive information remains protected while still allowing legitimate data analysis.
  • PII Tokenization: You can implement an external tokenization solution such as Protecto to protect PII data. Before storing sensitive data in Snowflake, you can tokenize the data with non-identifiable tokens, thereby reducing exposure to your PII. The PII data can then be de-tokenized for authorized users.
  • Pseudonymization: It is the process of replacing identifying information with a pseudonym or alias to de-identify the data. For example, a name or social security number might be replaced with a unique identifier that is not linked to the original data.

By utilizing these features and following best practices, you can effectively protect PII and sensitive data within your Snowflake environment, ensuring data security and compliance with relevant regulations.

What are the benefits of PII tokenization?

PII tokenization involves substituting original values with random values to enhance data security. In security-sensitive data stores like Snowflake, this technique is employed to replace sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII) with tokens. This process significantly reduces security risks associated with handling confidential data in Snowflake.

How can I connect my Snowflake instance to Protecto?

To connect your Snowflake instance to Protecto,

  • Open the Protecto application URL and log in with the user details shared with you.
  • On the left navigation page, go to customize and data source page.
  • Go to add data source button and then add the Snowflake data source by filling up all the details
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What happens once I configure Snowflake instance with Protecto?

Once the configuration is completed, Protecto’s Privacy Intelligence platform:

  • Scans through your Snowflake data store to automatically create an inventory of the data
  • Scans all tables within the data store to determine/locate sensitive information
  • Segregates risk as per the type of personal and sensitive data
  • Identifies the extent of risks associated with your sensitive data

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