What are tags?

Atlan allows admin users to create tags for classifying data assets. You can use these tags in several ways:

  • To identify important characteristics of data assets
  • For grouping different assets together
  • To apply granular access policies against those groupings
💪 Did you know? As the volume of your data and its consumption increases, tags help you maintain data security.

For example, you can use tags to identify assets according to:

  • Data protection guidelines such as GDPR and CCPA compliance, for example:
    • Right to be forgotten (RTBF) as a tag for GDPR compliance
    • Right to know or right to delete for CCPA regulations
    • Drive data cleanup for user data management at source
  • Industry information security practices, such as:
    • CIA (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) ratings of data assets
    • ISO 2700x data classification schemes — for example, Public, Internal, Confidential, and Restricted
  • Governmental schemes for classified information such as Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential
  • Department-specific requirements — for example, HR, Finance, Sales, and Engineering
  • Personal identification information — for example, PII
    • PII-tagged data can also be hashed, redacted, or nullified in Atlan

For details on tagging assets, see How to attach a tag.

For details on managing tags from supported sources in Atlan, see:

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