Hi Graeme, The privacy implications depend on what you're looking to do once you have Tableau connected. Will you just be analyzing the data yourself in Tableau Desktop? Publishing things to others within your org with Tableau Online or Tableau Server? Sharing Tableau visualizations publicly with Tableau Public?
Hi Adam, thanks for replying.
Currently I have access to Tableau Desktop only via the student programme. In the long run I hope that my organisation will see the benefit of what we have available and we will go for a more extensive package (right now I want to trial it to show senior management what we can do with it - hard without having direct access to our data!).
I'm based in the EU and noted that Tableau isn't currently signed up to the US Privacy Shield programme so I'm wary of linking this data to it.
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Got it! If you're just using Tableau Desktop (either Student, Professional, or Personal), your data never leaves your computer unless you publish a workbook or data source. If you purchase Tableau Server, and publish workbooks and data to it, you can host the software on a server of your choice, in a location of your choice. If you go with Tableau Online instead of Server, you can choose to keep your data in the EU (Dublin).
Adam - thanks very much for responding. This is exactly the info I was looking for!
The Privacy Shield has now been superseded by Safe Harbor - but your note re: the Dublin data centre means that's one less worry.