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.
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.