Why Engineers Shouldn't Write Data Governance Policies

  • Kieran Taylor Senior Software Engineer - Instacart

Controlling data access permissions can be messy, time consuming, and usually a combination of both. The teams that determine who should access what data are typically not the same as those tasked with enforcing policies accordingly. Minimizing time to data and democratizing access requires a streamlined, federated approach.

In this 30 minute session, Instacart Senior Software Engineer Kieran Taylor will discuss this dilemma and how his team overcame it. 

You’ll learn:
  • Why separating concerns about writing policies and implementing them is key to transparent, auditable data access control
  • How separating policies from underlying platforms can unlock bottlenecks in the policy implementation process
  • The concentric approach Instacart takes to building and enforcing policies that democratize and accelerate data access