What Do Data Scientists and Data Engineers Need to Know about GDPR?

Data management is about to get a lot more difficult for global organizations, thanks to new privacy regulations in the EU. These new regulations will have far reaching effects on any programs using data at scale.

Specifically, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018. And with fines of up to 4 percent of global revenue, this makes the GDPR the most consequential data regulation anywhere in the world. While the GDPR theoretically applies only to EU “personal data,” the regulation outlines this as any data that could lead to the identification of a person.

Author: Andrew Burt


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