Best practice 3.2 – Classify and protect data - Data Analytics Lens

Best practice 3.2 – Classify and protect data

How do you classify and protect data in analytics workload? Because analytics workloads ingest data from source systems, the owner of the source data should define the data classifications. As the analytics workload owner, you should honor the source data classifications and implement the corresponding data protection policies of your organization. Share the data classifications with the downstream data consumers to permit them to honor the data classifications in their organizations and policies as well.

Data classification helps to categorize organizational data based on sensitivity and criticality, which then helps determine appropriate protection and retention controls on that data.