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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

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. GDPR Readiness Success Stories 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... 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. Reporting a Data Breach The 72-hour rule included in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation... Read more

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

July 24, 2018

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 required steps for doing so in... Read more

Why Privacy Should Be The Biggest Concern

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

Data Privacy and Governance: Recap of CGOC New York 2018

May 23, 2018

After the 4th nor’easter of the year caused us to delay the March event, we were finally able to hold CGOC’s 12th Annual New York Regional Meeting in May. The CGOC New York attendees, not known to be timid about sharing their thoughts and asking meaningful questions, made it a full day of insightful discussions... Read more

Institutionalizing Privacy by Design

April 10, 2018

While many boardrooms and information stakeholders are understandably focused on trying to prevent – or, sadly, clean up after – a data breach, while also meeting the compliance requirements of the impending the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), I think they may be missing a broader and deeper strategy that could help them accomplish... Read more

Are you GDPR compliant?

March 27, 2018

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect on May 25, 2018, impacts any company with customers or employees in the EU. Despite its global applicability, the recent CGOC Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges survey found only 6 percent of organizations felt ready for GDPR compliance. No wonder the UK government recently... Read more