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Microsoft tools assure your sensitive data is safe!

During the third day of MS Ignite 2017, I looked for sessions focusing on security.

In the data protection paradigm, we see MS supporting GDPR compliance by a new tool for SQL Server. It should be obvious for every company that client sensitive data needs to be protected. No company wants the reputational or financial harm a data breach can result to. But the numbers tell different. On a yearly basis 2 billion records are lost which boils down to a staggering 5 million a day. No wonder we distrust companies and the EU started regulating this topic as apparently self-regulation in industry failed.

MS created a model and tooling to support clients to achieve GDPR compliance. The model is a simple 4 step approach going form 1. discover and 2. manage over 3. protect to 4. report. To achieve general GDPR compliance a company must:

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