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Data In, Insights Out

February 15, 2019

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Artificial intelligence could contribute multiple trillions to the global economy in the coming decade, but even while poor data quality becomes increasingly detrimental to businesses’ bottom line, AI is not yet being widely incorporated. Heidi Maher of CGOC discusses the widespread need for AI and machine learning.

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13 questions to ask to close the information governance gap

January 31, 2019

Publication: Health Data Management
Written by Heidi Maher

The answer is the piecemeal approach that most enterprises still take. Compliance, security, legal, records, IT and lines of business all set out their data requirements and are implementing solutions to meet them, but it’s difficult for executives to see the challenges across these functions. This lack of cross-functional coordination means enterprises remain saddled with siloed data sources, little management of data quality and lineage, few automate end-to-end data management processes, and inconsistent compliance with enterprise-wide requirements, such as the GDPR.

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The New Governance Pressures and How to Overcome Them

January 24, 2019

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

Despite increasing executive support for IG programs, however, adoption of IG remains slow, and a recent study CGOC conducted flagged a significant gap between the perception that IG teams are progressing and the reality that processes remain immature.

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Compliance And Legal Teams: It’s Time To Get Smart About Machine Learning

November 15, 2018

Publication: Corporate Compliance Insights
Written by Heidi Maher

Compliance and legal teams are struggling to keep pace with an ever-evolving regulatory and legal landscape. In this environment, knowing the rules of the road can be every bit as difficult as ensuring employees follow them, which in turn can create critical gaps in both rule tracking and employee monitoring that lead to waste, fraud, abuse and other practices that put a company at risk. CGOC Executive Director, Heidi Maher share's 5 ways organizations can benefit from machine learning.

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You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

September 18, 2018

Publication: SC Magazine
Written by Edward J. McAndrew

Cooperating with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Before and After a Cyberattack Can Help Companies Minimize Harm and Legal Exposure By Edward J. McAndrew Many companies that suffer a malicious cyber incident such as a breach hesitate to involve federal law enforcement, fearing an overbearing investigative process, loss of control over the incident response, additional pain or injury caused by law enforcement activities, and public court proceedings. Too often, they instead take minimal steps to such outreach – usually with an eye toward regulatory compliance, rather than helping to pursue cybercriminals and pursuing long-term information security. They then hunker down and hope they don’t experience another attack.

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Legal and compliance teams critical to machine learning success

August 8, 2018

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

This Q&A with Jake Frazier, CGOC Faculty Member and senior managing director at FTI Consulting on how machine learning is shaping the enterprise. For this article, I asked Jake about the new and complex challenges around the adoption of machine learning technologies in enterprises. Machine learning offers business users an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of the massive amount of data they are collecting. However, machine learning is also increasingly important to legal and compliance teams.

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Machine Learning: The New Imperative For Your Governance Strategy

August 5, 2018

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

If you’ve been working toward General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance over the last couple of years, you are probably feeling like your data compliance environment is in good shape. You’ve identified what information exists, where it is and how it flows, and in the best-case scenario, you’re eliminating data silos that otherwise hamper end-to-end compliance processes. While improving these processes will continue to be a top priority, it’s time to find other ways to use these new data governance capabilities to help the business. These days, I’m regularly being pulled into machine learning projects to offer some assurance that the personal and sensitive information pouring into these innovative applications for research and development (R&D), marketing and sales is being used in a compliant way. Certainly, good GDPR hygiene is a tremendous asset in this effort, but there is a lot more to consider when it comes to machine learning (ML).

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Opinion 5 keys to innovating without sacrificing privacy, security or compliance

June 1, 2018

Publication: Digital Insurance
Written by Heidi Maher

In an era of increasing regulatory complexity, including around data privacy, no business that wants to survive can tolerate recklessness. But that does not mean abandoning rapid innovation. Companies have been innovating without being reckless forever – and just because Facebook benefited from its irresponsibility for a while, no company should risk its existence by equating the two. How do you create an environment to support rapid innovation while protecting the company from its own excesses? Consider the following five keys to moving fast without breaking things.

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5 keys to innovating without sacrificing privacy, security or compliance

May 29, 2018

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

How do you create an environment to support rapid innovation while protecting the company from its own excesses? Consider the following five keys to moving fast without breaking things.

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GDPR could be Facebook’s toughest data management test yet

May 8, 2018

Publication: Information Management
Written by Bob Violino

Europe is more attuned to data privacy and security issues than other areas and takes a much more no-nonsense approach to technology companies and how they handle customer data. And indeed, Facebook is taking heat from government leaders there.

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