Posts by
Richard Macaskill

Product Manager.

20 June 2019

20 June 2019

Practical steps for end-to-end data protection

If you plan to make production data available for development and test purposes, you'll need to understand which columns contain personal or sensitive data, create a data catalog to record those decisions, devise and implement a data masking, and then provision the sanitized database copies. Richard Macaskill show how to automate as much of... Read more

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

30 December 2015

30 December 2015

We don’t need no documentation – automating schema docs in SQL Change Automation

“Understanding the existing product consumes roughly 30 percent of the total maintenance time.” Facts and Fallacies of Software Engineering by Robert L. Glass. You should be documenting your database schema. I know it, you know it. Having current, accurate documentation available accelerates time-to-resolution for faults, aids tech-to-business conversations, and is a regulatory requirement for a great number of... Read more

5 November 2015

5 November 2015

Higher database limit in DLM Dashboard

We’re pleased to announce that you can now monitor more databases in DLM Dashboard. The latest version, 1.6.2, supports up to 50 databases! Higher database limit was one of the most requested features on UserVoice. Along with the ability to exclude changes using filters, and the option to restrict access to the tool through permissions, we’ve... Read more