Forget me, please? Event sourcing and the GDPR

Forget me, please? Event sourcing and the GDPR

In May 2018, a new piece of EU legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into effect. The GDPR attempts to regulate data protection for individuals within the EU and has very interesting and specific implications for applications that use event sourcing. In that context, the most interesting and challenging part of the regulation is without a doubt Article 17, the ‘right to erasure’: the right for individuals to request that their data be removed from the databases of a company.

In this talk, I’ll discuss my thoughts on the GDPR and give a few helpful pointers and tips!


Michiel Rook

October 10, 2018