Active Navigation’s Data Privacy Software Helps to Strengthen Equifax’s Cybersecurity Footprint

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Investments in new technologies help Equifax protect sensitive data

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“Investing in data protection technologies is a key part of our transformation,” said Nick Oldham, Chief Privacy and Data Governance Officer at Equifax. “Active Navigation has been a good partner for us during our transformation.”

Active Navigation, a data privacy and governance software provider, today announced it is working with Equifax – a global data, analytics and technology company – to identify, classify and protect sensitive data assets. The ongoing project, which started in early 2018, is part of the security and technology transformation currently underway at Equifax.

Data mapping is a key component of operationalizing and maintaining a rigorous, fully compliant data privacy program. Active Navigation’s Discovery Center, which easily integrates into large and complex technology stacks, accurately maps data flows and actions data at the scale and performance levels required by global technology companies like Equifax. Active Navigation’s proprietary file analysis technology provides organizations with a repeatable and defensible solution to keep their data maps accurate and up to date.

“We’re proud to be a part of Equifax’s technological and data governance transformation,” said Peter Baumann, CEO of Active Navigation. “As a data-driven organization, Equifax understands the need to underpin data privacy and security in everything they do. Our Discovery Center platform is playing a critical role in helping Equifax become a global leader in data-driven insights.”

Equifax is using Active Navigation’s Discovery Center to identify and delete unnecessary records to reduce its overall surface footprint. The Discovery Center platform, leveraging a proprietary multi-language GDPR rule set, helps companies like Equifax index unstructured data and quickly protect millions of records. Unlike other eDiscovery and information governance solutions that require data ingestion and culling before performing analysis, Discovery Center works at scale on files in place and provides information down to the file level, enabling rapid and informed remediation decisions to be made across any connected repository.

“Investing in data protection technologies is a key part of our transformation,” said Nick Oldham, Chief Privacy and Data Governance Officer at Equifax. “Active Navigation has been a good partner for us during our transformation.”

About Active Navigation
Active Navigation is a data privacy and governance software company. Its product suite enables enterprises and government entities to map, clean, classify, quarantine and delete redundant, obsolete and trivial data. Hundreds of companies and government agencies trust Active Navigation to help them control sensitive data and support compliance with various data privacy regulations such as CCPA and GDPR. Active Navigation Inc. is headquartered in the DC metro area and has offices in Europe and Australia. For more information, please visit ActiveNavigation.com or follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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