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 Survey Shows Enterprises Still Face High Risk from Immature Information Governance Processes

November 15, 2018

The CGOC reports results of its 2018 Information Governance Benchmark Survey. The study reveals that many organizations trust the current state of their information governance (IG) processes more than their IG process maturity warrants. This gap between perception and reality increases organizational risk and vulnerability. These and other insights in the IG Benchmark Survey report are a call to action for organizations to improve IG processes.

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Compliance And Legal Teams: It’s Time To Get Smart About Machine Learning

November 15, 2018

Compliance and legal teams are struggling to keep pace with an ever-evolving regulatory and legal landscape. In this environment, knowing the rules of the road can be every bit as difficult as ensuring employees follow them, which in turn can create critical gaps in both rule tracking and employee monitoring that lead to waste, fraud, abuse and other practices that put a company at risk. CGOC Executive Director, Heidi Maher share’s 5 ways organizations can benefit from machine learning.

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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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