3 Ways Data Engineers Can Ensure Compliance

November 2, 2022

As more states pass data privacy laws, regulatory compliance is becoming a team effort. Even data engineers are playing a part. Here’s what they should know.

In the past, the terms “data engineer” and “regulatory compliance” did not typically intersect in a business conversation. Data engineers are hard at work building systems to collect raw data for data scientists to analyze. Regulatory compliance, on the other hand, is a realm for another department, like the legal or security team.

However, with the rise of international, state and industry data privacy laws, almost everyone within an organization has to understand how their job can help support compliance — data engineers included. In fact, in the US, five states have passed data privacy legislation.

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