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A CIO Budget Playbook for 2018

It’s that time of the year again, budget season. A time when organizations set priorities on how to strategically spend their money in 2018. In the information technology (IT) world this can be a daunting task for any CIO. According to Gartner, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and tools such as conversational platforms, digital twins … Continue Reading

Why Was Facebook Fined by AEPD?

Today, the Spanish data protection agency (AEPD) fined Facebook 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million USD) in connection with how the company collects personal data for advertising purposes. The AEPD said Facebook did not get properly informed consent from users before exploiting this data as well as kept this data longer than it’s useful purpose. In … Continue Reading

California Passes Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

On September 24, 2016, the Governor of California approved the California Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which “would authorize a decedent’s personal representative or trustee to access and manage digital assets and electronic communications.” It allows a person to “use an online tool to give directions to the custodian of his or … Continue Reading

Connecticut State Police Lead the Way in Training Electronic Storage Device Dogs

The Connecticut State Police have taken the lead in training police dogs skilled in the art of detecting hidden data. As more and more crimes involve electronic evidence, criminal enforcement agencies throughout the country are recognizing the need to find that evidence quickly. Data detecting dogs help do this by sniffing out chemicals associated with … Continue Reading

California Passes Digital Assets Law

Following in the footsteps of numerous other states, California became the newest state to pass a digital assets bill, which allows individuals to access social media accounts, music accounts, gaming accounts or other digital accounts on behalf of a deceased individual. The California Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act provides guidelines for how … Continue Reading

Blockchain: What is all the buzz about?

Blockchain technology, introduced as the magic behind Bitcoin, is being touted by many as the next major disruptive innovation – in global trade and way beyond. At its core, Blockchain shifts the accounting function from third-party financial institutions and intermediaries to thousands of nodes (computers) on the Blockchain network that collectively maintain a public ledger … Continue Reading

Oregon and Wyoming enact model digital assets law

Although numerous states have studied and introduced legislation adopting the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Accounts Act, only three have adopted it thus far. The first was Delaware, which adopted the model digital assets law on August 12, 2015, effective January 1, 2015. Oregon became the second state to adopt the uniform law, when the Governor signed … Continue Reading

Preparing for a SharePoint 2016 migration

Many organizations are considering an update to their existing SharePoint environment in 2016. This is largely due to new functionalities being offered with SharePoint 2016, especially if the organization is still running SharePoint 2010 or later. With that said, a well thought out migration strategy is key to the success of this project. Let’s consider … Continue Reading

Back to Basics: Low tech tips to alleviate high tech headaches

It’s easy to get lost in the abyss of technical jargon when discussing Electronically Stored Information (ESI). However, good information governance, which is one of the cornerstones of data privacy and security, doesn’t have to be complicated. Adherence to a few simple “good housekeeping” principles will go a long way toward minimizing the creation of … Continue Reading

Encryption: What is it, Why do it!

Encryption is a basic term used to describe the act of encoding data, files, and digital communications such that only those with the cipher could read or understand the information. Think back to the decoder ring you got in your cereal box; the messages it decoded were encrypted. There are many different encryption algorithms used … Continue Reading

Connecticut General Assembly fails to pass Digital Assets Act

In its most recent legislative session, which ends this month, the Connecticut General Assembly failed to pass Connecticut’s proposed version of the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (UFADA). Fiduciaries are charged with the responsibility to collect, protect and preserve the assets of a deceased or incapable individual. In modern life, electronic and digital … Continue Reading
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