Managing complexity and privacy debt with Drupal

Managing complexity and privacy debt with Drupal

Difficulty

Today's modern IT architectures are complex and multifaceted beasts. The complexity of the systems cause a lot of maintenance and transformation costs. This combined with the EU's new strict privacy regulation forces companies to focus on the manageability and understandability of their IT architecture.

One way to address the issue is through the privacy debt, a concept in software architectures that reflects the implied cost of additional work caused by choosing a non-uniform solution to handle private data instead of using a commonly used or more centralised approach.

Drupal has excellent built-in tools for managing arbitrary content that could be private data as well.

The session introduces the issues of the complexity and proposes ways how to deal with it using Drupal and other open solutions.

Woodblock Hall