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5 reasons to benchmark your data quality maturity

Charlotte Hill | May 3, 2018
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Take the first steps towards a Single Consent View

Paul Malyon 6 minute read GDPR

We recently brought you the first in a two-part series of blogs about the changes now in place to data processing rules under the new GDPR and how organisations need to review the basis and permissions that govern their processing of personal data. In this second instalment, I’ll be diving into consent in more detail and look at how the combination of sound data management practises and cutting edge technology could help your organisation towards a Permissions Strategy to support the GDPR.

As with the previous blog in this series, there is going to be some useful content for everyone involved in personal data but you may find that some of this is most applicable to you if you work in marketing where consent has been so important over the years. Whilst the other 5 lawful bases for processing data are just as important (and can be applicable to marketing too) my conversations with clients over the last couple of years have thrown up consent as the initial focus area for many.

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An introduction to Lawful Processing, Consent and Legitimate Interests

Paul Malyon 10 minute read GDPR

A lot of organisations have been focussing on the GDPR and how they can implement a data governance strategy that aligns with this change in data privacy regulation. In this two-part blog, we’ll take a look at Lawful Processing with a focus on consent, legitimate interests and how good data quality and specialist technology can support your strategic approach.

In the first instalment, I’m delighted to bring you an interview with J Cromack from the Consentric team at MyLife Digital. He’s an expert on the challenges of managing permissions – from Consent to Legitimate Interests - and we’ll be discussing what Lawful Permissions for processing data mean to organisations preparing for the GDPR. We’re partnering with MyLife Digital to bring the power of their Consentric platform to our clients. With the unique focus on both usability and privacy, we believe that it’s a valuable piece of a GDPR-ready data governance strategy.

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Cleveland Police win DataIQ’s ‘Breakthrough with data’ award

Rebecca Hennessy 3 minute read Data quality

Last night we were thrilled to see long-standing customer, Cleveland Police, named as winner of the ‘Breakthrough with data’ Award at DataIQ’s 2018 Talent Awards. 

The DataIQ awards are all about recognising excellence in data and analytics and the sheer number of entrants across 18 categories is testament to the way data is driving change for those organisations that are embracing its opportunity.

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Aperture Data Studio – not just another data management platform

Mike Kilander 4 minute read Life at Experian, Data quality

This week sees the launch of Experian’s brand new data management platform, Aperture Data Studio. It’s a platform that we’re all incredibly excited about. It brings together our expertise in data quality with the power of Experian data, to help our customers solve a wide range of business problems. Importantly, targeting the needs of the business user, Aperture was built around the principles of ease of use and simplicity of implementation. For our users, the ability to drive results in days rather than months is the critical element that separates Aperture from the rest.

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Celebrating with the best in the industry

Rebecca Hennessy 4 minute read Life at Experian

Last night was the 2018 Data Leaders Awards and I had the pleasure of celebrating with two long-standing customers, Adi Clowes from Center Parcs and Tesco’s Michael Greene. Having nominated them both, we were delighted to see them named as finalists amongst the very best in the industry.

The Data Leaders Awards is the UK’s premier initiative for celebrating data leadership and excellence among the sector’s highest achievers. Organised by Information Age magazine, the list is updated annually to recognise the top individuals and companies driving data innovation and business value.

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It’s only just begun – making GDPR business as usual

Paul Malyon 4 minute read GDPR

It will come as no surprise to most that today the GDPR comes into force and organisations in the UK must now officially comply with the articles set out by the EU. Whilst it’s been a much-debated topic, we for one are delighted.

At Experian, we firmly believe the GDPR presents a positive chance to transform the way you organise and process your data. Our Chief Risk Officer, Julia Cattanach, recently summed it up nicely as an “opportunity to further strengthen data security and transparency, enabling us to maximise the potential of the data we rely on to deliver the best possible outcomes for customers, businesses and the wider society.”

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Celebrating Data Excellence at the National Business Awards

Tom Blacksell 2 minute read Life at Experian

There’s no escaping the fact that data is universal; enabling our choices, fuelling our economy, informing decisions and shaping our ideas. It’s influence, driven and shaped by the digitalisation of our culture, is only set to expand as we enter the next decade. As the world becomes ever more connected, the sheer volume of available data will continue to grow at a substantial rate. So too will the range and variety of that data.

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The GDPR and the supply chain

Paul Malyon 7 minute read GDPR

I was recently lucky enough to present to a group of Pharmaceutical organisations at an industry event in Södertälje, Sweden. They were concerned about the arrival of the GDPR and what it could mean for the data held within their supply chains – which are complex to say the least!

I thought it would be worth summarising my discussion with this group as the issues facing the pharma industry will be similar for any organisation that has a complex supply chain of ingredients, parts or products – for example, manufacturing and retail.

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Are businesses and consumers geared up for the GDPR?

Rebecca Hennessy 5 minute read GDPR

With GDPR enforcement imminent, it’s a pivotal moment to observe how well geared up UK organisations are, as well as the changing perceptions of consumers around use of their data.

So, once again, we’ve teamed up with DataIQ to carry out the third instalment of this GDPR Impact Series research. Hot off the press, we were delighted to launch the report at a co-hosted DataIQ event last week where the guest panel, including our own Paul Malyon, got to grips with key priorities and tips for getting ready. You can read more about the discussion in DataIQ’s round up here.

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5 reasons to benchmark your data quality maturity

Charlotte Hill 6 minute read Data quality

If you want to tackle data quality issues, the very best place to start is by understanding where you are right now. That’s why we’ve just launched a new interactive data quality maturity assessment.  It’s a great starting point for getting a benchmark of your data quality sophistication across the three core building blocks of a successful data improvement initiative; people, process, and technology. Taking the test will place you in one of 4 categories, ‘unaware’, ‘reactive’, ‘proactive’ or ‘optimised and governed’ and offer steps to take to make future improvements. It could offer invaluable advice to kick-start your data quality initiative. 

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