Entries by Bassam Zarkout

Who are the Data Controllers and Data Processors in GDPR?

In my last Blog, I talked about the definition of Personal Data and the various data protection actions that Data Controllers and Data Processors made apply to this Personal Data (Anonymize, Pseudonymize and Minimize). But who are these Data Controllers and Data Processors? These are the parties that capture, process and store Personal Data belonging […]

Personal Data in GDPR and How You Can Deal With It

In my last blog, I made a general intro of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the upcoming directive for data privacy due to come into effect on May 25th, 2018. GDPR grants broad rights to Data Subjects over the way their “Personal Data” is handled. It places obligations on “Data Controllers” and “Data Processors” […]

File Remediation: What to do about business records

Last time, I covered the subject of ROT Content (Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial Content) – what is it and remediation is so important. There’s another major category of content to deal – Business Records. Business records is content that fits established definitions like ISO 15489, ARMA, DoD 5015.2, NARA, etc. For example, ISO 15489 defines […]

What the heck is ROT and what do you do about it?

We’ve all heard about ROT… Redundant, Obsolete and Trivial Content. We’ve also heard that ROT should be “remedied”. What is exactly is it? Why should we be concerned about it? How do we find it? And finally, what should we do about it once we do find it? Quick Note: This blog is part of […]

4 Steps for File Share Remediation

The perceived low-cost and practical nature of File Shares has led to an uncontrolled growth of File Shares usage. The result is a mess. Most organizations lack knowledge, insight, and governance of the information in their File Shares. Compounding this challenge is that File Shares tend to include a lot of duplicates, and orphaned or […]