The concept of data ownership is changing. Consumers, patients and citizens are becoming more aware of data privacy issues and want more control over who stores, uses and shares data about them. New privacy and Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation means that organisations are now forced to yield some control over the data they hold. Inside organisations, data needs to be stewarded in a way that is sensitive to both the organisation and the needs and concerns of the customer, patient or citizen.
In an environment where consumers, patients and citizens want to manage consent, organisations need to yield some level of control to the data subject. Likewise, within organisations, owners of the most sensitive commercial data (like intellectual property) want to maintain tight control over who sees it. However, with access controls predominately applied at a technical level, access management remains almost exclusively within the realm of IT administration.
Symphonic lets you build consent into access rules – giving data owners/stewards explicit control over who gets access to data – without the need for any technical knowledge. Fine-grained controls, encoded in plain language, let data owners decide which data they expose and to whom. They get complete control over what data is shared and what is opted out of the sharing process.