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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... Read more

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... Read more

Advice on How to Mitigate Risk to Protect your Organization

June 30, 2019

Practical advice to help you better understand your data and how to govern it to mitigate compliance 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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Data Privacy Day – It’s Time to Celebrate Some Real Progress

January 28, 2019

Congress first recognized Data Privacy Day in 2009 to raise awareness about the importance of protecting one’s personal data on the internet, yet 10 years later, Google is being blasted with a €50 million fine for violating the EU’s GDPR regulation. Given this—and the deluge of headline-grabbing data privacy scandals, such as Facebook coordinating with... Read more

GDPR: It’s a cultural thing

December 21, 2018

This blog was originally published in the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub on June 1, 2018. In a series of blog posts, the ‘Coach’ offers recommendations on how to get businesses into shape so they can thrive in the new data era. When did checking off boxes ever create long-term value? To reap the business benefits... Read more

Information Governance Benchmark Survey

November 14, 2018

In the face of big data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and growing privacy concerns, information governance (IG) is now a key topic in boardrooms around the world. The role of IG has also expanded far beyond its original scope of legal and records information management (RIM) issues. Today, IG encompasses corporate and regulatory compliance... Read more