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  The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018, but according to Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges, a CGOC 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 impending regulation, with...

In light of the recently revealed Equifax data breach, it might be a good time to highlight a best practice that can help manage your corporate risk. Gone are the days where the data security personnel would hide out in the dark basement of the enterprise they were monitoring. Today’s successful security professionals need to...

Take Part in the Data Protection Compliance Challenges Survey CGOC develops informative surveys on best practices to secure data around information governance and legal practices. This year, we are conducting a survey on the challenges of data privacy and data protection. We strive to combine perspectives from legal, IT, information managers and executives. This forms the most complete picture of...

Internal Investigations: 10 Ways To Be A Cyber Sleuth By Caroline Sweeney (The following article was first published on August 15, 2017,  on  Law360, written by Caroline Sweeney, the global director for e-discovery and client technology at Dorsey & Whitney LLP and a faculty member for the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC).) Law360, New York (August 15, 2017, 1:00 PM EDT)...

Five Essential Steps to GDPR Survival by Eckhard Herych The passage is excerpted from an August 3, 2017, article on Info Security Magazine, written by Eckhard Herych, Faculty Member of the Compliance, Governance & Oversight Council (CGOC). We are now less than a year away from the implementation of the European Commission’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...

10 Critical Steps to Create a Culture of Cybersecurity by Edward J. McAndrew Businesses are more vulnerable than they need to be. Here’s what you can do about it. Despite constant headlines about cyber attacks, organizations continue to leave their systems and data unnecessarily vulnerable. Cyber incidents result in the loss of reputation, enterprise value,...

It was wonderful to be back in Minneapolis for another CGOC Regional Meeting at the Dorsey firm. Since our last event there in 2015, there have been many important developments in Information Governance. Addressing the Current Cyber Threat Landscape Anthony Ferrante fresh off his tenure at a number of high profile agencies (White House, National...

One of the benefits of yearly meetings in the same city is the ability to take a barometer reading of returning attendees on what has changed for them since last year. Attendees sharing updates into the progress of their 2016 initiatives around data privacy, analytics, eDiscovery and defensible data deletion helps us gauge what topics...

Much has happened in the world of information governance since 2012. I use 2012 as my yardstick because that’s when the original CGOC Information Governance Process Maturity Model was created. The writers and working group members who put it together were experts and visionaries, and as such, over the last five years, the model has...

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...

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