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
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 Snowflake tags in Atlan, see How to manage Snowflake tags.
For details on managing dbt tags in Atlan, see How to manage dbt tags.