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GDPR Awareness Is On The Rise as Complaints Increase

The United Kingdom data privacy watchdog reports that the number of complaints received since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect three months ago has almost doubled.  Under GDPR, anyone who believes their personal data has been misused can file a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office, or ICO. Legal Experts say GDPR … Continue Reading

Data Classification and Information Security are Intertwined

A recent report entitled “Information Strategy 2017”, published by the Information Coalition finds that information security remains a top priority for over 90 percent of organizations. Given that the number of data breach activity continues to rise, these finds are not very surprising. What is surprising, however, is many organizations continue to increase their spend … Continue Reading

5 Information Governance Predictions for 2017

Information is every organization’s greatest asset. It makes up intellectual property, trade secrets and many other vital corporate assets. It’s how we in corporate America conduct business. With that said, governing and protecting that information is critical. Therefore, we expect information governance efforts to continue to rise in 2017. Prediction #1 – Data Breaches will … Continue Reading

Box, OneDrive, a Combination—What’s Your Flavor?

The cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration business continues to grow, inspiring competition between two heavy weights: Microsoft and Box.  Last week, Box announced over $100 million in third quarter revenue growth despite competing with Microsoft’s OneDrive file share for SharePoint. Aaron Levie, Box CEO and co-founder, believes that “the need for Box is clear; today, business … Continue Reading

SaaS Adoption Continues to Rise Despite Security Concerns

Software as a Service (SaaS) adoption has continued to climb with each passing year. Major contributors to this have been ease of deployment, improved productivity and lower cost of ownership. Furthermore, organizations have begun to reason that SaaS applications can be more secure than their premises-based counterparts. Despite these facts, a recent survey of 176 … Continue Reading

Record HIPAA Settlement Paid by Hospital Chain

Federal regulators announced last week that Illinois’ largest hospital chain would pay $5.5 million, a record payment under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), in connection with three 2013 data breaches that affected the protected health information of millions of its patients. The Advocate Health Care Network, which manages twelve hospitals and hundreds … Continue Reading

Data security is top driver for information governance

A recent Advice from Counsel study sponsored by FTI Technology, entitled “The State of Information Governance in Corporations,” found data security to be the top driver for information governance initiatives. The purpose of the study was to better understand the health and success of information governance programs within corporations. The respondents included approximately 25 in-house … Continue Reading

Developing information governance efforts

In an information governance model, there are business-focused components and aspects, and there are technology-focused components and aspects. Information Governance isn’t just technology driven, nor is it solely business driven. It is a partnership between business and technology. Both must be present in the program. The Business Side Diving into the business side, the first … 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

Information governance outlook in 2016

The purpose of an information governance program is to provide insight into information that is the most valuable to the organization, while minimizing associated risks and costs. Until recently, organizations focused less on the latter and heavily on gaining insight into the most valuable information. The reason for this change is largely due to the … Continue Reading

Unmasking Information Governance: What is it and how do I move it forward in my organization?

The heightened state of information security in recent years has instigated genuine collaboration, in many organizations, amongst its professionals in IT, records, security, risk, compliance, and other stakeholders in business management.  After the various perspectives are heard, the need is clear – an Information Governance (IG) strategy. What is IG?  Wikipedia roughly defines IG as … Continue Reading

The key to information governance success lies within the framework

There is no secret sauce to achieving information governance nirvana. The reality is someone must take ownership of an organization’s information governance program. The industry as a whole has been discussing that organizations appoint a chief information governance officer (CIGO) or its equivalent, to lead information governance efforts. The title is not important—the skill set … Continue Reading
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