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European Privacy and Data Security

IDC's European Privacy and Data Security service focuses on the impacts of a variety of data protection and privacy legislation on the technology sector with insight into the market and technology dynamics affecting data privacy management, de-identification and data security (data loss prevention, data discovery, encryption, hardware security modules and key management). The benefits to subscribers include strategy advice on the evolving regulatory landscape, particularly in relation to new technologies (AI/ML, Big data, Cloud, IoT), competitive information, market sizing, product evolution and guidance on the emerging themes of data ethics and digital trust.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Data discovery and classification
  • Encryption/Rights management (drives/files/folders/DRM)
  • Data loss protection (discovery/monitoring)
  • Database protection (monitor / tokenize / encrypt)
  • Crypto/Key management (HSMs/PKI/TPMs)
  • Privacy and security compliance in the Cloud
  • The General Data Protection Regulation, and compliance evolution
  • Privacy standards and certification
  • EU regulations: ePrivacy, NIS regulation, EU Cybersecurity Act, eIDAS regulation
  • International data transfers
  • Data privacy assessment and management solutions
  • De-identification (pseudonymization)
  • Privacy Enhancing Technologies (homomorphic encryption, multi-party computation)
  • Third-party risk management

Core Research

  • Operationalizing privacy compliance and management through automation
  • What Next for Privacy - Post GDPR?
  • Demonstrating accountability through certifications and Codes of Conduct
  • Enabling digital trust
  • Data discovery: building a single source of truth for your data
  • Pseudonymization: Unlocking insight from protected data
  • Encryption and key management in a hybrid/multi-cloud environment
  • Root of Trust: Hardware security modules
  • Data Loss Prevention forecast
  • Demonstrating trustworthiness of AI

In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.


Key Questions Answered

  1. How big is the opportunity from changes to European legislation?
  2. What impact does EU legislation have on global firms?
  3. What are the different adoption rates between countries and between industries in DP-related technology?
  4. What steps should technology vendors and enterprises take to ensure their own compliance with EU laws?
  5. How are enterprises seeking to protect their data while adopting digital transformation technologies?

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Meet the Experts
Ralf Helkenberg

Research Manager, European Privacy and Data Security