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Schedule - PGConf.EU 2017

General Data Protection Regulation and PostgreSQL

Date: 2017-10-26
Time: 12:50–13:40
Room: Baltic I
Level: Intermediate

From the official EU site ( everybody can see that “GDPR is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years”. But what is it? Shortly, from a technical perspective, it is a legal document with 100+ pages of unreadable text describing what personal data is, how you should treat it, protect it and how the end user, being the owner of it, can make you delete it on request. We can say that the GDPR consists of the following parts:

  • Definitions of personal data
  • Consent and withdrawal
  • Breach notification
  • Right to erasure
  • Controllers, processors and data protection officers

Depending on the type of business you have, you may encounter problems in every one of these parts. After extended research, we can only say that there are many unanswered questions about the GDPR, and answers may vary from expert to expert and country to country. In this presentation, we will briefly present the GDPR, list the problems that arise and see what can be done in PostgreSQL to address the specific problem.


The following slides have been made available for this session:


Mladen Marinović