In this blog series, we’ll be experimenting with the most interesting blends of data and tools. Whether it’s mixing traditional sources with modern data lakes, open-source devops on the cloud with protected internal legacy tools, SQL with NoSQL, web-wisdom-of-the-crowd with in-house handwritten notes, or IoT sensor data with idle chatting, we’re curious to find out: will they blend? Want to find out what happens when IBM Watson meets Google News, Hadoop Hive meets Excel, R meets Python, or MS Word meets MongoDB?
Today: The GDPR Force Meets Customer Intelligence — Is It The Dark Side?
The European Union is introducing the General Data Protection Regulation on May 25, 2018. This new law has been called the world’s strongest and most far-reaching law aimed at strengthening citizens’ fundamental rights in the digital age. The new law applies to any organization processing personal data about a citizen or resident in the EU regardless of that organization’s location. It is definitely a force to be reckoned with as the fines for non-compliance are extremely high.