How to Know Where the User’s Data is Stored: The Need for Data Mapping
How can you handle a data subject request if you don’t know where to look? As you know, this is the first step in the DSR process — and if you can’t fulfill this step, you can’t move forward to the next. This makes data mapping and organization one of the most important investments a company can employ.
Data mapping is the process of creating a relationship between two sets of data. This can be done manually, but it is often done automatically using software. Discovering user data can often be the most time-consuming step. And as we know, time is everything in DSRs.
But don’t worry — we’re going to go over the six most common places your user data can be found.