Immuta calls on enterprises to scale compliant data access and security strategies at Big Data London 2022

Keynote speakers urge for more advanced data access systems that adhere to upcoming post-Brexit UK data regulations


LONDON, September 22, 2022 – Market-leading data access and data security experts at Immuta have called on enterprises to look again at their data management strategies at Big Data London, which took place on September 21st-22nd at Olympia London.

As security concerns prevail and data regulations tighten, 62% of European enterprises have issues leveraging their data because they lack the right kind of data access governance, according to an IDC InfoBrief sponsored by Immuta.

At the event, which is the UK’s leading data and analytics conference and exhibition, Immuta’s Director of Solutions Engineering, Mark Semenenko, delivered a presentation entitled ‘Protecting Sensitive Customer Data with a Single Policy – Yes, It’s Possible.’ 

During his presentation, Mark explained, “Modern, automated data governance is essential to achieve scale with speed, agility and trust. Role-based access control (RBAC) has long been the standard for controlling who has access to which data. Now, forward thinking companies are moving to attribute-based access control (ABAC) because a dynamic approach is necessary to achieve the scale required to become a data-driven business.”

Ninety percent of the 500 European organisations surveyed in the recent IDC Infobrief consider it crucial to have a digital-first strategy to get business value from more of their data. However, the lack of a modern, continuously governed and well-audited data access strategy across the business is an issue for 61% of those organisations, with 14% citing it as a “critical challenge.” In some instances, as much as 60% of a data life cycle is spent waiting for data access.

Speaking to delegates in the Customer Data and Privacy Theatre, Immuta’s Senior Privacy Counsel & Legal Engineer, Sophie Stalla-Bourdillon, who is also a Professor in IT Law & Data Governance at the University of Southampton, examined the new post-Brexit British take on GDPR, the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. 

Assessing what it will mean for customer privacy, innovation, analytics and the future of data science, Sophie explained, “The UK’s exit from the EU has created an opportunity for the government to look again at the comprehensive data protection regime inherited from the EU and assess its impact on businesses and their customers.” 

“The better use of data was a key aim of the National Data Strategy which led to the new proposed Data Protection and Digital Information Bill. While the Bill seeks to streamline operational compliance, it is essential that data discovery, record keeping, risk assessment and monitoring remain foundational to protect individual privacy and maintain high levels of data security.”

Immuta also demonstrated how it protects Snowflake data while reducing time to access data by 95% at partner Snowflake’s exhibition stand.

Across the two-day event, Immuta partnered with Databricks to invite event delegates aboard a red London Routemaster bus – the ‘Data Securi-tea Bus’ – to discuss the challenges and implications of data access and governance at scale. Attendees took in the London’s sites while meeting with Immuta executives and taking afternoon tea.

Immuta enables organisations to discover, protect, and monitor sensitive data so that users can access it – as long as they have the rights. Many of the world’s top data-driven organisations, including Swedbank, Roche, Mercedes-Benz Group, IAG, and Billie, rely on Immuta every day to quickly, safely, and efficiently share more data with more users. 

Immuta’s growing partner network of top cloud data platforms includes SnowflakeDatabricksAmazon RedshiftGoogle BigQueryAzure Synapse, and Starburst

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About Immuta

Immuta is the market leader in secure Data Access, providing data teams one universal platform to control access to analytical data sets in the cloud. Only Immuta can automate access to data by discovering, protecting, and monitoring data. Data-driven organisations around the world trust Immuta to speed time to data, safely share more data with more users, and mitigate the risk of data leaks and breaches. Founded in 2015, Immuta is headquartered in Boston, MA. To learn more about Immuta careers, click here.

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