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This is the weblog for Pete Finnigan. Pete works in the area of Oracle security and he specialises in auditing Oracle databases for security issues. This weblog is aimed squarely at those interested in the security of their Oracle databases.

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GDPR for the Oracle DBA

I did a talk at the recent UKOUG Norther Technology Summit in Leeds, UK on May 16th. This talk was an enhanced version of the one i did at the UKOUG tech conference in Birmingham in December 2017 to a packed room. This talk was covering GDPR at a reasonably high level and focusing on which elements of the recent law affects the Oracle database. There are a reasonable amount of articles in the GDPR that can affect personal data held in an Oracle database and therefore can affect or involve the DBA in doing something at your business to enable compliance with this law.

The GDPR is complex and we (at PeteFinnigan.com Limited) have spent quite a lot of time looking into and getting ready for GDPR ourselves and looking into what personal data we hold, how we got it, how we store it and what its used for. This has meant quite a lot of changes internally to comply with this law. This internal work has lead us to learn quite a lot about this law and combining with the talk I did for UKOUG and also work we have done over the last year to help customers prepare for GDPR compliance in the areas related to Oracle security of course.

I will be making a couple more posts (at least) over the next few days. I want to talk a little more about what we did as a company to prepare for GDPR as it may be useful to share for other consulting companies and I will also make a post to announce our new "Oracle Security for GDPR" page; we have a lot of services already and also trainings and products that can help with GDPR compliance where an Oracle database is involved so we will be releasing a new service page that combines all of these services, trainings and products into one place to make it easy to find and see what is useful for you.

Ok, the slides from my GDPR for the DBA talk can be downloaded from the link in this sentence.