Top 10 Privacy Protection Tools for the Enterprise


As technology evolves and Internet-connected smart devices become more and more common, many new privacy regulations are being enacted to protect us. One such is the GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation. While the GDPR is European legislation, it also affects anyone who does business with Europe.

In this article, we will look at a selection of top tools you can use to safeguard the privacy of your users’ personal data and achieve and maintain GDPR compliance.

The below are subjective suggestions but will give you an idea of what top vendors can offer you in their market segment. Remember: because enterprise software can be categorized by business function, categories may sometimes overlap.

Some of the considerations you need to take into account before investing in privacy protection software include the size of your organization, how sensitive your data is, and the potential cost of a security breach for your company. Use the list of features in each tool category to further explore alternative vendors and find the best solution for your organization.

Tip: Before you do anything else, you should do a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA). Enterprise-level privacy protection tools do not come cheap. A PIA will help you to make an informed decision about the level of privacy protection you need. It will also help you to identify what you need to do to become GDPR-compliant. A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is mandatory for GPDR compliance if processing “is likely to result in a high risk to individuals.” The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has a checklist to help you to decide when to do a DPIA.

Top 10 Privacy Protection Tools

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