Posts Categorized in Audit & Compliance

As the pace of software and database development increases, so audit and compliance become even more important. Companies and organizations need to ensure they follow stringent regulatory requirements, while remaining competitive. Redgate is actively researching the topic to discover where the pain points are and develop solutions to resolve them.

14 February 2018

14 February 2018

So what is a Data Protection Impact Assessment and why should organizations care?

If you’ve read anything about the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you’ll probably have seen the phrase Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) used. It’s similar to the current Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) already in place in countries like the UK and a DPIA is expected to address four areas: A description of the... Read more

5 December 2017

5 December 2017

Redgate and DLM Consultants: Working together to help data users become GDPR compliant

If you hold ‘personally identifiable information’ (PII) about EU citizens, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to you. That’s true even if you aren’t in the EU, since this law is extra-territorial. This is significant for various reasons, including the fact that the maximum penalties for failing to comply would probably bankrupt... Read more

17 November 2017

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17 November 2017

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Redgate data governance survey reveals database DevOps is the key to GDPR compliance

A major new data governance survey from Redgate demonstrates there are important GDPR compliance issues that need to be addressed – and that a DevOps approach to database development can provide the answers. A first glimpse into the results of the 2017 Data Governance Implementation survey, which questioned more than 500 SQL Server professionals,... Read more

22 August 2017

22 August 2017

SQL Census update: new server view

SQL Census is the latest prototype to come out of Foundry, Redgate’s research and development division. It helps you trace SQL Server user access permissions. You can use it to for free of charge by downloading it. We’re working closely with a select group of people who are helping us test and iterate this... Read more

26 July 2017

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26 July 2017

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Removing sensitive data from a database

Not too long ago I was assisting a client with an issue they were experiencing while running some compliance software to check for sensitive data. Sensitive data was picked up in the SQL Server data file but when the DBAs checked, the data was nowhere to be found in the database. It’s fairly widely... Read more