For Computer Weekly, I’m looking at the compliance issues around gathering, storing and processing unstructured data.
This article will examine the likely compliance risks in unstructured data, and suggest potential solutions. It will ask:
- What is unstructured data? How does it compare to structured and semi-structured data types?
- Why is compliance an issue at all?
- Why is achieving compliance of unstructured data potentially problematic?
- What are the key steps to achieving unstructured data compliance?
As businesses gather ever greater volumes of unstructured data, and develop new ways to process and analyse the information, compliance becomes increasingly important. This is especially the case when organisations start to combine data sets, and use advanced analytics to search for insights in the information. Does the original consent to hold and process the data carry over to this type of application? And what happens when unstructured data is mixed with other data sets?
For the piece I am keen to have comments from data scientists, compliance experts, academics, lawyers and end user IT organisations. As the deadline is quite short, please send pitches, initial comments and leads to me by 1200 London time, June 13th by email please.