Blog - 2016

Streamlining Compliance in a GDPR Landscape and More: Recap of CGOC London 2016

October 28, 2016

At the CGOC event in London earlier this month, the fast approaching General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) was of dominant interest for attendees.   No matter the session topic, whether blockchain, M&A or eDiscovery, GDPR would inevitably percolate back in to the discussion. In the US, Information Governance practitioners are aware of the importance of the...

2017 Information Governance – New Challenges or More of the Same?

September 12, 2016

In a keynote session at Legaltech 2013, Hon. Andrew J. Peck, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York, stated “If 2012 was the year of predictive coding or technology-assisted review, 2013 or ’14 seems to be information governance.” Well, we are fast heading into 2017 and information governance is no longer...

For Faster of Adoption of AI, Ensure Data is Properly Curated

July 21, 2016

Notwithstanding a fear of artificial intelligence (AI), as expressed in movies and shows such as the Ex Machina or Person of Interest, the use of AIs, or cognitive computing systems, will continue to grow. According to a Research and Markets report, the artificial intelligence market will grow from $419.7 million in 2014 to $5.05 billion...

On Information Governance, it’s Disconnect not Apathy

April 27, 2016

David Shonka, the FTC’s acting General Counsel recently made waves with his statement that the C-Suite doesn’t care about Information Governance or IG…that it doesn’t even resonate with them.  Even though the same executives list data security as a “top concern” and eDiscovery as a “significant expenditure”, Shonka’s experience was that they did not make...

Data Practices Need More Scrutiny for Privacy Compliance

February 22, 2016

The concept of ‘Big Data’ has dramatically changed the information landscape. Analytics and advanced data processing transform and analyze massive amounts of data, extracting useful information to provide users with insightful information and recommendations to improve decision-making. These capabilities have been a major driver in the desire to keep PII, to provide personalized services, innovative...

Tempted to fork-lift your data into the Cloud? Don’t!

February 8, 2016

It seems like setting up and getting to a new cloud infrastructure is on everyone’s corporate and IT hit list nowadays. Executives are mandating the move, the industry is validating the benefits, and there is serious momentum encouraging practitioners. However, creating the best possible experience and benefits for your enterprise once you move to your...

Thoughts on 2015 Events

January 26, 2016

For the CGOC, the last half of 2015 was a busy one. With the change in leadership, we hit the ground running with three well-attended regional events in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and London. Although many of the session titles were similar, each region had a different take on the topics. Minneapolis, MN — September 16th...

Welcome to the new CGOC!

January 6, 2016

Happy New Year CGOC community! With the start of the new year, we are also ushering in an improved website for our growing membership. With more than a decade under its belt, the CGOC has seen information governance mature from a nice-to-have to a critical need in almost every organization. In parallel to the evolution of...