Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council

CGOC is a forum of over 3,800 legal, IT, records and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. For over a decade, CGOC has been a thought leader advancing governance best practices across the industry.

Recent Resources

GDPR, Cybersecurity and more – CGOC highlights and trends

April 26, 2019

Thank you for making the 2019 CGOC Regional Meeting in New York an outstanding information governance event! You are the reason CGOC is the leading information governance event across the globe.

Even though the 2019 CGOC Regional Meeting is over, you can continue to learn about new approaches to information governance by reviewing session presentations, watching our library of videos, and reading blogs.

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Forget Me Not: Business Challenges Over Rights to Erasure & Threats to AI

April 9, 2019

Developments in Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have brought about unprecedented insight and value to the modern enterprise. At the same time, the right to be forgotten is ensconced in the current and upcoming privacy regulations such as the GDPR and CCPA. In this webinar, experts will discuss the connection between the deletion requirement and data privacy limits on data retention. What does the law intend to say with regard to data deletion? What are the consequences of non-compliance? Would full compliance with this requirement jeopardize AI and Machine Learning initiatives?

Speakers:
Rachel Marmor | Counsel at Davis Wright Tremaine
Andrew Shaxted | Sr. Director, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM at FTI Consulting
Pauline Salamani | Sr. Manager, Business Information and Security Office – IBM

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https://youtu.be/9j14BXk0LHk

Enable Governance and Value in the Information Economy: Through Data Cataloging, Categorizing, and Mapping

December 12, 2018

Data is the world’s newest currency. Information Governance is the path to capitalizing on your investment in data. At the heart of governance is cataloging, categorization and mapping. Not knowing what data you have, where it is, how to protect it, how it complies with laws, its quality or its context, makes it difficult or impossible to monetize this valuable commodity. This webinar will focus on the reasons for mapping, cataloging and categorizing your information, in all of its various forms and locations, to address concerns in security, compliance, quality, eDiscovery and more.

https://youtu.be/r2V6SisGfTA

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Information Governance Benchmark Report 2018

November 13, 2018

Information Governance is now a key topic in boardrooms around the world. CGOC surveyed IT, legal, privacy, security and business professionals across the globe.

The research shows that 80% report progress on their Information Governance programs, yet only one-third currently have an automated defensible disposal program in place. With 60% percent of the information in most companies have no business, legal or regulatory value.

How does your company stack up? Become a member to download the information governance benchmark report 2018 to find out:

– The top information governance trends companies are investing in for 2019
– The biggest challenges holding companies back from achieving their information governance goals
– The model companies use to mature across legal, records, privacy and security, IT and business lines.

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News and Events

4 keys to managing an information governance program

May 13, 2019

Most organizations understand successful information governance (IG) depends on close coordination among stakeholders, including security, compliance, privacy, legal, records, IT and lines of business.

Based on my experiences as a mid-level manager and an executive, I offer the following four management keys to successfully operationalizing and maturing an IG program.

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Four Ways Information Governance Can Protect M&A Value

May 9, 2019

While the world waits to see the potentially transformative impact of the CVS acquisition of Aetna (assuming it isn’t blocked), CVS’s CIO is likely thinking about the major data integration hurdles he will need to overcome to attain the value sought by the transaction.

Many other companies will face these same challenges because M&A activity is now big business. Bain & Co. estimates M&A deals totaled $3.4 trillion globally in 2018, with about half those deals involving a company that obtained new capabilities or access to new markets from the acquired business. Based on my discussions with data and information experts from major enterprises, here are the top four ways information governance can help organizations meet the data integration challenges they will almost certainly encounter.

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IG Assessment Models: Use the right tool for the job

March 6, 2019

Organizations are ramping up their Information Governance programs in today’s risk and regulatory environment that increasingly emphasize the need to reduce information risks and costs while maximizing information value.

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