Case Study and Automation Strategies to Protect Sensitive Data

For data teams, migrating new workloads into Databricks – whether from Hadoop platforms, cloud computer layers, or on-premises databases – is a significant undertaking. A critical step in migrating workloads, especially sensitive data, is to provision access controls that enable compliance with internal rules or privacy regulations such as GDPR, CCPA, or HIPAA. This session will explore various Databricks access control scenarios — such as credential passthrough, table ACLs, and partner solutions — to automate security and privacy controls on sensitive data. For each scenario, automation strategies will cover managing user access, enforcing data policies, implementing privacy-enhancing technologies, and data movement. A case study will be presented to put these concepts in practice, including lessons learned at a Fortune 500 company undergoing a complex, on-premises migration to Databricks Delta Lake to unify their data analytics while complying with internal rules and privacy laws such as CCPA.

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About Steve Touw


Steve Touw is the co-founder and CTO of Immuta. He has a long history of designing large-scale geo-temporal analytics across the U.S. intelligence community - including some of the very first Hadoop analytics and frameworks to manage complex multi-tenant data policy controls. Previously, Steve was the CTO of 42Six Solutions (acquired by Computer Sciences Corporation), where he led a large Big Data services engineering team. Steve holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography from the University of Maryland.

About Greg Galloway

Artis Consulting

Greg Galloway is an Azure data analytics architect and principal with Artis Consulting in Dallas, Texas. He also has been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP for 12 years. Greg has spoken at national events such as PASS Summit and local Dallas events such as MSBIC and SQL Saturdays. Greg blogs at