"For GDPR, don't build a business case for the tech, build it for the GDPR," said Robbie Burgess, the RELX Group's GDPR Programme Lead, at DataIQ's RegTech for GDPR conference.
It's a new area of technology largely comprising unknown players that are producing tools with purposes that are still evolving as a deadline looms.
An enterprise data governance solution is a tempting option, but also an expensive one that can be complicated and time-intensive to manage. Simple tools such as spreadsheets can provide basic assistance, but will inevitably contain gaps and inconsistencies.
"Be pragmatic," is the advice of Burgess. "Don't try to over-engineer what you're trying to achieve."