If you pseudonymize the gdpr sensitive data in your SAP production systems it reduces the risk of GDPR fines and individual claims because in the event of a data breach, it is much less likely that pseudonymous data will cause harm to the affected individuals.
If you are using a SAP CRM system and its email marketing system with prospects and customers from the European Union, then the GDPR legislation is very important for you and your organization. You will need explicit permission to store records and email addresses of prospects and customers to follow GDPR compliance requirements. Pseudonymization can reduce the risk with these data protection processes.
This new Data Privacy Framework replaces the EU Safe Harbor program but did not however embed protections against US law and policy on government surveillance. However, the GDPR and Privacy Shield and are now fully confirmed and enacted, transferring data across the Atlantic is still a challenging and complex legal procedure.
Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation: A 'Wait and See' approach is going to be pricey for US organizations doing business with the EU.
What do Human Resources departments need to know about Data Protection Policy (GDPR) when using SAP HCM or SAP SuccessFactor systems?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced from 25 May 2018, giving Human Resources (HR) departments just a few months to ensure that they have updated their processes for collecting and processing data about employees, former employees and job candidates.
Three important GDPR articles that HR needs to know now....
The GDPR sets very particular regulations on consent. With the new regulation coming in May 2018, companies need to be prepared for new GDPR consent mechanisms for their SAP test and QA systems. Anonymizing data in these systems make GDPR consent no longer mandatory. Natuvion's TDA tool offers a safe way to anonymize data so that it can be safely and rightfully used while expediting the process to full compliance and without the risk of facing GDPR fines.
The best way to eliminate your risk is to anonymize the data in secondary systems. Anonymizing the data removes the need for data privacy consent and (with proof) removes the systems from GDPR compliance processing, while still providing the data for analysis or testing.