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

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

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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News and Events

Data Privacy and Governance – CGOC New York highlights and trends

Corporate leaders from IT, Legal, Privacy and RIM attended this one-day executive meeting on data privacy and governance. Topics included analytics and the current security landscape, using machine learning and governance to meet business objectives and more!

Data Protection in the Modern Enterprise – CGOC London highlights and trends

November 14, 2017

Corporate leaders from IT, Legal, Privacy and RIM attended this one-day executive meeting on data protection in the modern enterprise. Topics included how to mobilize a GDPR program, data protection, and more.

On-Demand Webinar – Cross-Border Information Governance: Setting Yourself Up for Compliance

Watch the on-demand webinar on Cross-Border Information Governance: Setting Yourself Up for Compliance to learn the risks that arise when controlling and processing personal data.

GDPR could be Facebook’s toughest data management test yet

May 8, 2018

Europe is more attuned to data privacy and security issues than other areas and takes a much more no-nonsense approach to technology companies and how they handle customer data. And indeed, Facebook is taking heat from government leaders there.

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Privacy pundits finally get their day in the sun

April 13, 2018

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies during Congressional and Parliamentary hearings about his company’s business practices and consumers begin to wake up to the reality of how much of their personal information has been collected and mishandled, privacy researchers and developers are finally being listened to.

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Privacy By Design Is Important For Every Area Of Your Business

April 10, 2018

As implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, organizations may be tempted to regard privacy as a regulatory burden and focus solely on mechanisms of compliance. Protecting private information has vital and obvious implications for everyday life, and the only way companies can successfully do this is to create a culture of privacy.

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6 GDPR Myths That Must Be Busted

April 3, 2018

If you’re one of these companies scrambling to meet the May 25th deadline, it is essential you not fall into the trap of believing any of the myths that have risen about the regulation – which can lead to overconfidence, poor risk assessments, wasted effort and ultimately noncompliance.

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Are You Ready for GDPR? Guidance for getting up to speed

March 15, 2018

Heightened security threats lead to heightened regulation, however, organizations are not always quick to comply. Though the world was forewarned two years ago that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was on its way, a recent survey found …

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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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Stop Dragging Your Feet: GDPR Compliance Can Make You More Competitive

December 15, 2017

The May 2018 deadline for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) should have organizations scrambling to roll out GDPR-readiness programs. After all, the regulation applies to most organizations doing business in the EU, non-compliance can result in severe fines, and getting ready for compliance will likely take significant time and effort.

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If GDPR Compliance Doesn’t Start With Information Governance, You’ll Probably Fail

December 9, 2017

Most discussions regarding the EU’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) — scheduled for implementation in May 2018 — focus squarely on consent management (i.e., making sure organizations have permission to use the data they are collecting and processing).

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Most companies ill-prepared for EU data protection requirements

November 10, 2017

Known as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, the EU describes the new requirements as “the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years.” Intended to replace the current European Data Protection Directive and standardize the laws governing data privacy across the EU’s member countries, it is meant to reshape the way organizations across the region deal with data privacy.

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