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Who to Follow in 2019 for Big Data, Data Governance and GDPR Advice

Experts are predicting a surge in GDPR enforcement in 2019 as regulators begin to crackdown on organizations still lagging behind compliance standards.

With this in mind, the erwin team has compiled a list of the most valuable data governance, GDPR and Big data blogs and news sources for data management and data governance best practice advice from around the web.

From regulatory compliance (GDPR, HIPPA, etc.,) to driving revenue through proactive data governance initiatives and Big Data strategies, these accounts cover it all.

Top 7 Data Governance, GDPR and Big Data Blogs and News Sources from Around the Web

Honorable Mention: @BigDataBatman

The Twitter account data professionals deserve, but probably not the one you need right now.

This quirky Twitter bot trawls the web for big data tweets and news stories, and substitutes “big data” for “Batman”. If data is the Bane of your existence, this account will serve up some light relief.


1. The erwin Expert Network

Twitter| LinkedIn | Facebook | Blog

For anything data management and data governance related, the erwin Experts should be your first point of call.

The team behind the most connected data management and data governance solutions on the market regularly share best practice advice in guide, whitepaper, blog and social media update form.


2. GDPR For Online Entrepreneurs (UK, US, CA, AU)

This community-driven Facebook group is a consistent source of insightful information for data-driven businesses.

In addition to sharing data and GDPR-focused articles from around the web, GDPR For Online Entrepreneurs encourages members to seek GDPR advice from its community’s members.


3. GDPR General Data Protection Regulation Technology

LinkedIn also has its own community-driven GDPR advice groups. The most active of these is the, “GDPR General Data Protection Regulation Technology”.

The group aims to be an information hub for anybody responsible for company data, including company leaders, GDPR specialists and consultants, business analysts and process experts. 

Data governance, GDPR, big data blogs




Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

Database Trends and Applications is a publication that should be on every data professionals’ radar. Alongside news and editorials covering big data, database management, data integrations and more, DBTA is also a great source of advice for professionals looking to research buying options.

Their yearly “Trend-Setting Products in Data and Information Management” list and Product Spotlight featurettes can help data professionals put together proposals, and help give decision makers piece of mind.


5. Dataversity

Twitter | LinkedIn

Dataversity is another excellent source for data management and data governance related best practices and think-pieces.

In addition to hosting and sponsoring a number of live events throughout the year, the platform is a regular provider of data leadership webinars and training with a library full of webinars available on-demand.



Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

Wired is a physical and digital tech magazine that covers all the bases.

For data professionals that are after the latest news and editorials pertaining to data security and a little extra – from innovations in transport to the applications of Blockchain – Wired is a great publication to keep on your radar.



Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook

For those looking for something a little more focused, check out TDAN. A subsidiary of Dataversity, TDAN regularly publish new editorial content covering data governance, data management, data modeling and Big Data.

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9 Data Governance Blog Posts Every C-Level Exec and Data Professional Should Read

In response to growing interest about data governance (DG), we’ve compiled a list of the data governance blog posts from 2017 you have to read.

Data industry analysts, thought-leaders and commentators largely agree that DG will have a significant influence on 2018 data trends.

Whether in response to tighter regulations (see our GDPR series here) or greater competition in data-driven business, data governance is undergoing an evolution.

Businesses are being encouraged to de-silo data governance efforts, moving the responsibility away from just IT to a more collaborative, company-wide approach. The evolution is overdue, as the siloed nature of DG is largely accredited for the failure of Data Governance 1.0.

Leaving IT to deal with data governance on its own led to a lack of context, gaps and poor data quality because the cataloging of data elements wasn’t carried out by the people who actually use the data.

We believe the following data governance blog posts will help you catch up on everything DG, so you can transition your business from Data Governance 1.0 to Data Governance 2.0.

Top 9 Data Governance Blog Posts


Data Governance 2.0: Collaborative Data Governance

Data Governance 1.0 has been too isolated to be truly effective, and so a new, collaborative data governance approach is necessary.


What Is Data Governance?

Dataversity gives its take on the definition of data governance and outlines some of its benefits.


Data Governance: Your Engine for Driving Results

As organizations seek to unlock more value by implementing a wider analytics footprint across more business functions, data governance will guide their journeys.


Data Will Change the World, and We Must Get Its governance Right

The Guardian writes that while the opportunities presented by ever-growing data are abundant, so too are the threats.


An Agile Data Governance Foundation for Building the Data-Driven Enterprise

The data-driven enterprise is the cornerstone of modern business, and good data governance is a key enabler.


He Who Rules the Data, Rules The World: A Brief History of Data Governance

According to Forbes, data rules the world, but who rules the data? The companies that collect it? The servers that store it? The cables and satellites that transmit it? Or the laws that keep it flowing into the right hands—and away from the wrong ones?


The Top 6 Benefits of Data Governance

It’s important we recognize the benefits of data governance beyond General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, and we compile them here.


The Secret to Data Governance Success

For many organizations just getting started with DG, implementation will be reactionary because of its mandatory status under (GDPR). As such, businesses might be tempted into doing the bare minimum to meet compliance standards. But done right, data governance is a key enabler for any data-driven business.


Data Governance and Risk Management

As data continues to be more deeply intertwined in our day-to-day lives, the associated risks are growing in number and severity. So there’s increasing scrutiny on organizations’ data governance practices – and for good reason.


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