The economic success of a company increasingly depends on how it handles its data, particularly when it comes to data exchange. But how can the potential benefits be harnessed without losing control of the data? Entrepreneurs in search of a way to manage their data themselves should head for the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft pavilion at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover. The Fraunhofer IESE is revealing how its now market-ready IND²UCE technology enables data owners to actively determine the permissible uses for their data.
IND²UCE (Integrated Distributed Data Usage Control Enforcement) installs a centrally adaptable framework for defining and implementing data security policies, simultaneously providing the legal security required by the EU’s new Data Protection Directive (GDPR), which is due to come into force in just over one year. IND²UCE enables data owners to establish how their data can be used and provides them with both technical and operational assistance. The previously rather unfamiliar concept of data usage management that IND²UCE addresses could provide the solution that companies have been seeking – to master the challenges of adequately protecting the customer data they handle while still making the very best use of its potential.