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

CGOC: Information Governance Process Maturity Model

July 24, 2018

The CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model provides a maturity model for the 22 specific processes for key information stakeholders, including legal, records information management (RIM), privacy and security, lines of business and IT. Learn how to build a robust information governance/unified governance program, including methods for calculating the cost savings associated with eliminating unnecessary information. Become a member to download the new easy print version of its Information Governance Process Maturity Model (IGPMM).

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Data Privacy and Governance – CGOC New York highlights and trends

May 4, 2018

The past decade has produced an unprecedented accumulation of data. Organizations in general and business models in particular increasingly rely on data. Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of this data, as well as meeting the requirements of a growing list of related compliance obligations, are top concerns for organizations and enterprises alike. Even though CGOC Regional…

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GDPR Readiness Starts With Unified Governance

February 27, 2018

According to Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges, a survey of 132 compliance officers from organizations around the world and across multiple industries, only 6 percent of respondents feel their organizations are currently compliant with the upcoming regulation.

Download this resource guide to discover how a Unified Governance program can create the foundation for successful GDPR compliance, while enabling improved business insight, increased productivity, and reduced cost and risk. Start your compliance journey today.

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The Demand for Unified Governance – Experts Weigh In

February 21, 2018

Making the business case for an ongoing and unified data management and information governance program Data management teams must recognize they can’t ensure accurate, secure data without proper governance. On the other side, information governance teams must accept their mission has dramatically expanded from simply proving regulatory compliance to helping businesses achieve a single version of the truth, expose and extract value from information assets, and reduce a variety of risks.

Meet our Faculty and Speakers:

Jake Frazier, Senior Managing Director – FTI Consulting

Clare Sadler, Managing Director– Information Squared

Caroline Sweeney, Global Director, E-Discovery & Client Technology – Dorsey

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News and Events

How the new California data privacy act could impact all organizations

October 4, 2018

A Q&A with Matthew Nelson faculty member of CGOC and a co-founding member and current annual meeting program chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Information Governance Committee. He is also a published author and nationally recognized speaker. Learn the impact of the newly amended California Consumer Privacy Act on businesses and how they should be approaching the evolving privacy landscape.

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You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

September 18, 2018

Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Before and After a Cyberattack Can Help Companies Minimize Harm and Legal Exposure

By Edward J. McAndrew

Many companies that suffer a malicious cyber incident such as a breach hesitate to involve federal law enforcement, fearing an overbearing investigative process, loss of control over the incident response, additional pain or injury caused by law enforcement activities, and public court proceedings. Too often, they instead take minimal steps to such outreach – usually with an eye toward regulatory compliance, rather than helping to pursue cybercriminals and pursuing long-term information security. They then hunker down and hope they don’t experience another attack.

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Legal and compliance teams critical to machine learning success

August 8, 2018

This Q&A with Jake Frazier, CGOC Faculty Member and senior managing director at FTI Consulting on how machine learning is shaping the enterprise. For this article, I asked Jake about the new and complex challenges around the adoption of machine learning technologies in enterprises. Machine learning offers business users an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of the massive amount of data they are collecting. However, machine learning is also increasingly important to legal and compliance teams.

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