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Defining Internal System and Third-Party System

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Internal Systems and Third-Party Systems are used across both Request Manager and Live Data Map tools to fulfill Privacy Requests and manage inventory of Live Data Map. Understanding the difference between the two can help further identify target systems to integrate.


Internal Systems

Internal Systems describes any system that holds personal data that doesn’t have a standard, public facing API because it's considered business critical that it not be exposed to ingress from external resources.

Examples of Internal Systems: 

  • Custom Databases: MongoDB, MySQL
  • Data Warehouses or Data Lakes: Snowflake, Redshift
  • Unstructured Data Stores: Elasticsearch, AWS S3
  • Internally Built Applications: Proprietary platforms and apps


Third Party Systems

Third Party SaaS refers to the systems in a business that are not managed internally by that business and have either a standard public facing API or a Direct Contact connection.

Examples of Third Party Systems: 

  • Salesforce
  • Shopify
  • Confluence


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