Managing Atlas Connections For Your Data Map

How to add information on your internal systems into your data map

Atlas Connections in the Control Panel offer you a view-only version of your Atlas connection information (note: you will not be able to see your Atlas credentials or visit the Atlas UI).

Atlas Connections are key for building your data map and keeping a record of why you collect and store PII and what internal systems you use to do so.

Configuring an Atlas Connection

Once you deploy Ethyca's Atlas, your Atlas Connections will generate in your Control Panel. From there you can add in your processing details by clicking the "edit" icon shown here:


For a breakdown of the Data Processing details, see below:

Purpose for processing

  • Description for why you use this internal data store

Retention period

  • A record of how long data is stored

Subject types

  • Whose information flows through this system: Employee or Customer?

Recipient Types

  • Define who has access to the data in this Integration Internal employees or External parties

Recipients in other countries

  • Where you can select all countries where other parties will access this data

Finally, in order to see and link Data Use Cases in your Atlas Connections, you first must add Data Use Cases in the Data Use Case Digest. For more detail on how to create a Data Use Cases, you can review this support article on How to Create a Data Use Case in Ethyca. Associating your Data Use Cases is a key requirement for allowing data from Atlas to flow into your Data Map!

If you have internal datastores that are not connected with Ethyca through Atlas, you can use the blue ➕ icon to add any internal database to your data map.


Viewing your Data Map

Once you have added all the relevant information into your Atlas connections and linked them back to your Data Use Case, you'll start to see a comprehensive table of data relationships across your company. This output, downloaded as a CSV, is key your for CCPA and GDPR compliance initiatives.

Here is an example of how your data map will look once downloaded as a CSV:


Here is an example of how your data map will look with internal systems integrated:



If you have any questions about your account, please reach out to [email protected] for assistance.