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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 Data Privacy law. Given this—and the deluge of headline-grabbing data privacy scandals, such as Facebook coordinating... 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 2018

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

7 GDPR readiness success stories to inspire any company

November 13, 2018

This blog was originally published in the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub on June 5, 2018. For some time now, IBM has been working with customers as they work towards GDPR compliance, tackling the challenges from industries as varied as telecommunications, financial services, media and manufacturing. Here are some examples of how companies have prepared for the... Read more

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CGOC is coming to Seattle October 17th!

September 18, 2018

Join corporate in-house practitioners from IT, Legal, Privacy, and RIM for this one-day executive meeting on Information Governance and Data Protection in Seattle on Wednesday, October 17th. This is the opportunity to gain cross-functional insight, interaction, and information you need to make better business decisions. Apply now! Agenda 08:30  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast   |   30... Read more

GDPR: Where is your data and how did it get there?

September 7, 2018

This blog was originally published in the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub on May 10, 2018. To meet the requirements of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), organizations need visibility of all the personal data they have for EU customers and employees. Organizations must know what data of theirs they have, where it’s stored,... Read more

The Impact of Machine Learning on Governance and Compliance

August 30, 2018

Everything from the cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) to social media has fueled massive, global data stores and a regulatory tsunami, increasing the tension between the freedom to use information and the need to govern it. For the typical enterprise, things are just getting more and more complicated. Consider the EU’s General Data... Read more

72-hour rule: Can you identify and report a data breach within 3 days?

July 30, 2018

This blog was originally published in the IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub on May 22, 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. The 72-hour rule included in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become a major... Read more

How to Extract Value from Data – The Ultimate CGOC Reference Guide

July 24, 2018

I’m pleased to announce that the CGOC has just published a new easy print version of its Information Governance Process Maturity Model (IGPMM). First published in 2010 and updated twice since the IGPMM is the industry’s most detailed guide to the business and compliance benefits of maturing an organization’s information governance (IG) processes and the... Read more

Why Privacy Should Be The Biggest Concern Of 2018

June 6, 2018

The recent start of the EU’s GDPR has added an even greater sense of urgency for a Facebook executive team already under intense pressure because of the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. Other companies may hope to stay under the GDPR radar for a while, but Facebook could easily find itself an immediate compliance test case –... Read more