Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council

CGOC is a forum of over 3,600 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 Readiness Starts With Unified Governance

February 27, 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 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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Stop Dragging Your Feet: GDPR Compliance Can Make You More Competitive

December 15, 2017

According to a recent global CGOC survey of compliance officers, only 6 percent of respondents felt their organizations were ready to comply with the regulation. The survey also reveals that these organizations face many other data protection and management challenges. This article discusses the findings of the survey. One possible explanation for the lack of progress – as suggested in the survey data – is that many executives are too focused on day-to-day operations to worry about preventing a potential compliance problem down the road.

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News and Events

Registration is now open for CGOC New York 2018

March 21, 2018

Learn from industry leaders, discover innovative solutions and network with compliance and infosec professionals. Registration is now open. Apply now for CGOC Regional Meeting 2018 in NYC:

Press Release: CGOC’s GDPR Resource Guide Provides Essential Guidance on Compliance Journey

February 28, 2018

The CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council) today announced the availability of the GDPR Resource Guide, a compendium of unique resources developed by and for members of the CGOC to help organizations understand and chart their GDPR compliance journey.

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Making a successful case for a unified governance program

February 26, 2018

Modern big data and digital transformation initiatives depend on three underlying conditions. Data must be accurate and current. Data must be secure. And data must comply with evolving and increasingly complex regulations. This is especially true in the area of data privacy, given the impending implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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