Blog - 2019

What is DataOps? A foundation to accelerating data leverage

November 26, 2019

The image of a snowball getting bigger and bigger as it rolls downhill usually appears in cartoons for comic effect. However, it isn’t very funny if your company is sitting at the bottom of that hill paralyzed by a deluge of data. Too many companies are unable to navigate between the demand to accelerate analytics...

What is the Importance of Information Governance?

November 5, 2019

For over a decade, information governance professionals have wrestled with how to adapt, prioritize and coordinate their activities in the face of a constant deluge of data, the introduction of new technologies, and rapidly evolving regulatory obligations—all while under pressure to support the corporate goal of increasing profits at lower operating costs. Even the ongoing...

How to Prepare for the CCPA – Here Are the Resources You Need

October 8, 2019

As many enterprises continue working toward General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance, they now face the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), scheduled to go into effect in January 2020. The importance of the CCPA to U.S. businesses can’t be overstated. One in eight U.S. residents lives in California, and the state has the world’s fifth...

Data Breaches: The impact and how to prevent them

September 17, 2019

Fines associated with privacy violations and misusing private data are increasing, and more regulations are coming. In January of 2019, Google was fined €50,000,000 for lack of transparency and consent in processing personal data for advertising purposes. In July, Facebook was hit with a $5 billion fine after violating a pledge not to misuse consumer...

The Ethics of Data: Balancing Risk and Reward

August 2, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with the Bloor Group’s Eric Kavanaugh for an Inside Analysis Podcast on the ethics of data. Along with Collibra’s Stan Christiaen and data governance consultant John Ladley, we discussed the importance of an ethical approach to data and the ethics challenges companies need to consider when they launch...

Advice on How to Mitigate Risk to Protect your Organization

June 30, 2019

How to Mitigate Risks? Practical advice to help you better understand your data and how to mitigate risks. CGOC Faculty Members share their insights across multiple publications from CIO Dive to Bloomberg Law. Here’s the top news: Privacy, Compliance Pose Big Challenges for In-House Counsel The executive director of the CGOC, Heidi Maher share’s her...

GDPR Has Changed the World, but the Full Impact Hasn’t Been Felt

May 16, 2019

In early 2018, many legal and privacy experts hailed the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as the most important legislation of the past 20 years. Companies worldwide panicked, terrified the slightest infractions could lead to hefty GDPR fines and serious damage to brand reputation. While this hasn’t fully materialized, presentations and discussions at...

What is the Difference Between Information Governance and Data Governance?

March 29, 2019

As a result of the need to protect data from breaches and comply with complex and evolving global data privacy regulations, we talk about “governance” more than ever, and I’m often asked about the difference between information governance and data governance. In “Information Governance for Healthcare Professionals: A Practical Approach,” which is a terrific resource...

The Privacy Regulation Inflection Point

March 21, 2019

This blog was originally published by Richard Hogg in IBM System Magazine Congratulations! We’re all in a growth area—the ever expanding footprint of privacy regulations around the world. We’re now about eight months into General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) being live, and the world is still turning. Up ahead, we see the California Consumer Privacy...

Think Information Governance Will Put an Expensive Burden on Your Company? You’re Wrong

February 26, 2019

Progress in the area of information governance (IG) can be frustratingly slow. We recently read that only 29 percent of Europe-base companies are GDPR compliant, and CGOC research has found that in the U.S., IG maturity remains low, despite the reality of the GDPR, as well as the CCPA going into effect next year and...