Data Integrations are one of two connectors Ethyca uses to plug into your organization’s data ecosystem and manage user privacy (the other connector is called ATLAS).
As a core component of Ethyca’s privacy platform, Atlas allows you to fulfill data subject requests on the most complex part of your owned infrastructure: your databases.
Importantly, Atlas lives in your company’s infrastructure. Your data never leaves your company.
Your Atlas deployment interacts with Ethyca’s web services only to exchange basic information that never reveals the structure of your databases. Atlas polls Ethyca’s web services to retrieve the queue of Data Subject Requests (DSRs). Then, Atlas notifies web services of your databases’ responses to those DSRs.
Suppose that one of your users, a California resident, submits a request for their information to be deleted from your company’s data systems. To respect their data rights protected under the CCPA (and its successor, the CPRA), your team must take a comprehensive inventory of your systems to identify and remove that user’s information. Atlas streamlines this otherwise time-intensive task by automatically orchestrating all the appropriate database operations – in this case, information deletion and pseudonymization – across all of your database, no matter how custom your schemas are.
Another common use case is an access request: a user may contact your company asking to receive a copy of all personal information you hold about them. Atlas helps you standardize databases so that you can promptly deliver on these access requests with outputs that are both comprehensive and readable.
Atlas is known for its flexibility. More flexible than any other tool on the market, Atlas works with a variety of database types: both SQL and NoSQL. It is compatible with a growing number of databases such as MongoDB, Snowflake, Databricks, Redshift, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL.
To get Atlas up and running, Ethyca’s Privacy Success team will help you get started with the latest version of Atlas. The team will provide the necessary API key for your Atlas deployment. You can customize a variety of Atlas settings for fulfilling DSRs, including:
Once you have Atlas deployed, you can start setting up connections to your infrastructure’s databases. Using your log-in information for the Ethyca Control Panel, you can access your Atlas deployment.
It is vital for teams to know where they store all personal data across business systems. With databases connected via Atlas, you can review your databases and identify personally identifiable information (PII) in each table. Ethyca offers two approaches for PII mapping:
Because Atlas instantly and actively connects to the schemas of your proprietary databases, there’s no need to hunt down disparate engineering teams in your organization to find out where PII lives. Atlas serves you a holistic view of the database tables and columns where you can easily identify where your PII resides and how to surgically access and delete information. The mapping actions for include:
This exercise of identifying personal data in Atlas automatically sources your overall data map, which fulfills the GDPR’s Article 30 RoPA requirements and inventories personal data throughout your company. Knowing where all personal data resides is foundational for compliance with today’s privacy regulations like CCPA and GDPR.
If you have any questions about Atlas, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
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