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

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.

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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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Leveraging Technology and Process to Automate Record Categorization and Data Classification

October 31, 2018

Join us as we explore the topic of automating recording categorization and data classification. We’ll examine how a healthcare company identified and classified records within 1.5 billion messages, and developed a BAU process for record classification.
Meet our Faculty and Speakers: Anthony J. Diana, co-chair of Reed Smith’s IP Tech & Data Group and Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting.

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Privacy, Security and Machine Learning – CGOC Seattle highlights and trends

October 23, 2018

Since many organizations are silo’d, cross-functional analysis of common challenges can
be difficult to arrange and attain. The Seattle event helped bridge the gap between legal and IT with a panel discussing challenges from their distinct point of view and how to work together to achieve
results for each. Data Privacy and security were addressed in three different sessions in relation to AI, international investigations and legislative updates. Finally, experts discussed how to map and visualize your data for greater overall compliance.

Download the right tools including in-depth presentations on:

– Data Security and Privacy Issues in International Internal Investigations
– Business Challenges Over Rights to Erasure & Threats to AI
– Beyond GDPR: Organizational Impact of Worldwide Privacy & Security Legislative Developments
– Marriage Therapy: IT vs. Legal
– Records Management and Data Mapping Issues in the Enterprise. Where do you begin?

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News and Events

CGOC Regional Meeting on April 25th, 2019 | New York City, NY

Register today for a premier data governance event in New York City. Join thought leaders from legal, IT, privacy, and security.

13 questions to ask to close the information governance gap

January 31, 2019

The answer is the piecemeal approach that most enterprises still take. Compliance, security, legal, records, IT and lines of business all set out their data requirements and are implementing solutions to meet them, but it’s difficult for executives to see the challenges across these functions.

This lack of cross-functional coordination means enterprises remain saddled with siloed data sources, little management of data quality and lineage, few automate end-to-end data management processes, and inconsistent compliance with enterprise-wide requirements, such as the GDPR.

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The New Governance Pressures and How to Overcome Them

January 24, 2019

Despite increasing executive support for IG programs, however, adoption of IG remains slow, and a recent study CGOC conducted flagged a significant gap between the perception that IG teams are progressing and the reality that processes remain immature.

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