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Increased Data Protection with Identity and Access Management (IAM) Guidelines by GDPR

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Corporate security breach is one of the primary concerns related to unauthorized use of business data. Most of the organizations today do not have complete control over the security system which authorizes the employees to access business data. As a result employees do end up tracking more information than required and using them intentionally or unintentionally for non-granted use.

Identity and access management (IAM) rules that are enhanced by the EU GDPR requires businesses to now enforce greater control on the private data, its access and control and restrict on the usage as far as internal and external sources are concerned.

Identity access management in businesses

Almost 70% of the employees in a business today have unauthorized access to business data. And this freedom to use the data for their purposes results in the most of data breach. Moreover the logins and authorization of almost 30% aren’t even removed after the employees leave.

The businesses aren’t controlling their access management systems, Authorization processes and granting undue volume of data to the employees.

The security challenges with GDPR

GDPR has enforced a strict rule regarding the protection of data taking advanced steps for Identity and Access Management (IAM) in a business. Businesses are required to make stricter rules on the authorization processes and limit the volume of data granted for use by the employees. Additionally the definition of private data has been enhanced to provide the users with added security on the common details shared by the users today.

In order to mitigate the security risks involved the Identity and Access Management rule requires businesses to take consent from the users for each use of data derived from the data bank. Therefore, the businesses are now required to notify and urge for consent to the users before using these data for their research, analysis, reports, audit etc.

The positive impact of Identity and Access Management (IAM) rules

While the steps to be taken to ensure compliance with the GDPR rules are yet unclear and the businesses are making the most of their efforts to comply, the results of the enhanced rules are seeming to prove fruitful. The gamut of data under protection has improved and the users are now the ones who control their privacy and usage of data by the businesses.

While the people in access to important data are reduced, the ratio of data used too is done so after taking proper consent from the person in-charge!

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