Published: November 2018

Part of the IAPP's Talking Tech for Privacy Pros" white paper series. There are few technologies more taken for granted than databases. Since at least the 1960s, databases have been a fundamental part of most major technology products. It is almost inconceivable that you would create any sort of modern, complex program without using a database somewhere.
 
That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone knows how they work, or why. As this first part in a series of white papers on technology for privacy pros, we’re going to look at the very basics of the art of database design, with an eye towards helping the busy privacy professional understand at a glance what data an organization is storing and how, and provide some suggestions for ensuring the data is stored consistently and accurately.