Goodbye To Spreadsheets
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Automated Data Mapping
What Is Data Mapping?
& How Does Ethyca's Privacy Management Platform Help?
The idea behind a data map is simple: privacy regulations like CCPA, GDPR, and more require businesses to compile a comprehensive inventory of their personal data. The most widely used name for this document is a “data map”. It’s an ever-evolving record of what data a business collects, why they collect it, and how they process it. Understanding what’s in a data map isn’t the tricky part. Building it is. That’s where Ethyca and its world-class data mapping software comes in. Our data mapping tools turn the task into an afternoon’s work. Without them, it can easily take a standard SMB hundreds of hours to inventory its data.
Let’s dive into how Ethyca automates each of the three key phases of data mapping.
Data Mapping Phase 1: Discovery
Phase 1: Data Discovery
Our data privacy management software is easy to use and turns this exercise into quick work. Ethyca comes loaded with pre-built data integrations to fully automate the discovery process. Once you provide a master list of platforms to be included, Ethyca’s system takes care of the rest. A fully-configured Ethyca control panel paints the full picture of your data infrastructure at the touch of a button.
Data Mapping Phase 2: Notation
Phase 2: Data Notation
While a manual data discovery process can land your team in the weeds, a manual data notation process will land them in the jungle. This is dense work, requiring hundreds of hours from an experienced cross-functional team…or a simple Ethyca Pro license.
We’ve documented the data structures of all the common SaaS platforms and can automatically map entity relationships between them. This results in massive time savings for your team, and a watertight data inventory.
Data Mapping Phase 3: Maintenance
Once configured, Ethyca generates an intuitive visualization of your business data map. Congratulations! But as you may have guessed, no data map remains static for long.
Phase 3: Data Maintenance
With Ethyca, this maintenance happens automatically. Our data integrations reflect any changes to your infrastructure and allow you to service privacy requests on ongoing compliance.
Put simply, our data mapping tools save your team time at every point of the process…so they can focus on the big privacy picture.
Essential For CCPA:
- Easily manage PII categories for any technology platform in your stack.
- Instantly visualize data flows across your business systems.
- Categorize elements of your tech stack according to their data processing purpose.
- Use the data map to easily filter data by privacy-defined type.
- Highlight the data of highest privacy risk for any process.
- Make quick, smart decisions about managing sensitive data business-wide.
Run Customized Reports:
- Output automated reports in CSV, PDF or custom format.
- Filter by system users, data type, or processing activity.
- Pre-built report templates to meet any regulatory standard, including GDPR.