As the volume of data of a personal nature and commodification of information collected and analysed increases; so does the focus on privacy and data security by governments across the world. Many countries are examining international and domestic laws in order to protect consumers and organisations alike.
For example, the Australian Senate has recently passed a bill containing mandatory requirements to notify the privacy commissioner and consumers when data is at risk of causing serious harm in the case of a data breach occurring. Europe has also announced new laws that allow consumers more control over their data.
These laws allow consumers to tell companies to erase any data held about them and will have a significant impact on organisations that store personal information.
I'm pleased to be able to talk on this topic at the upcoming PGConf APAC 2018 event and my presentation will examine some of these legislative changes and how specific PostgreSQL features can assist organisations in meeting their obligations and avoid heavy fines associated with breaching them.