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How the new California data privacy act could impact all organizations

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

A Q&A with Matthew Nelson faculty member of CGOC and a co-founding member and current annual meeting program chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel's Information Governance Committee. He is also a published author and nationally recognized speaker. Learn the impact of the newly amended California Consumer Privacy Act on businesses and how they should be approaching the evolving privacy landscape.

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You’ve Been Breached! Now What?

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

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

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

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

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

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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Privacy pundits finally get their day in the sun

Publication: Protegrity
Written by Michael Maloney

As Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg testifies during Congressional and Parliamentary hearings about his company’s business practices and consumers begin to wake up to the reality of how much of their personal information has been collected and mishandled, privacy researchers and developers are finally being listened to.

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Privacy By Design Is Important For Every Area Of Your Business

Publication: Forbes Technology Council
Written by Heidi Maher

As implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, organizations may be tempted to regard privacy as a regulatory burden and focus solely on mechanisms of compliance. Protecting private information has vital and obvious implications for everyday life, and the only way companies can successfully do this is to create a culture of privacy.

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6 GDPR Myths That Must Be Busted

Publication: Information Management
Written by Heidi Maher

If you’re one of these companies scrambling to meet the May 25th deadline, it is essential you not fall into the trap of believing any of the myths that have risen about the regulation – which can lead to overconfidence, poor risk assessments, wasted effort and ultimately noncompliance.

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