As you are building out your processing activity, it becomes important to understand how data flows from your systems at different stages. You can do that by adding relationships using the Relationships tab of Processing Activity.

Based on your relationship, we automatically draw your data flow diagrams. You can add arrows and notes to your data flow diagrams to enhance the same.

We offer the following relationship types:

  1. Source or Collection: This is the first stage of your data lifecycle where data is being collected or sourced from(Website, Mobile Apps). These are also points where you should give a privacy notice to individuals.

  2. Storage or Processing: This is a stage where data is stored in a database or processed/transformed by some service(Databases).

  3. Access or Usage: This is generally the destination stage of your data lifecycle. This is where individuals or team members will access the data(Dashboards, Sales CRM).

  4. Archival or Destruction: This is the end of your data lifecycle where data is sent for destruction(Shredder) or archiving(S3 buckets)

Here is how you can add relationships:

  1. Select a Processing Activity & move to Relationships tab

  2. Click on Add Relationship and select from Asset, Vendor or Entity

  3. Select the specific asset/vendor/entity from side panel & relationship to the activity.

  4. Click on Apply and repeat the process till you have finished adding all the relationships.

  5. Click on Go to DataFlow to visualize with Data Flow Diagrams

  6. Export the data flow diagram and collaborate with stakeholders on data flows

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