CGOC is coming to Seattle October 17th!

September 18, 2018

Join corporate in-house practitioners from IT, Legal, Privacy, and RIM for this one-day executive meeting on Information Governance and Data Protection in Seattle on Wednesday, October 17th. This is the opportunity to gain cross-functional insight, interaction, and information you need to make better business decisions. Apply now! Agenda 08:30  |  Registration and Continental Breakfast   |   30... 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

Survey on Information Governance

August 12, 2018

The Corporate Governance Oversight Council (CGOC) team is busy working on a valuable new resource, an update to the popular CGOC Benchmark Report on Information Governance. The CGOC opened an online survey to understand the challenges of information governance. The survey has now closed.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey! We will... Read more

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

July 24, 2018

I’m pleased to announce that the 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... Read more

Why Privacy Should Be The Biggest Concern Of 2018

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 New York attendees, not known to be timid about sharing their thoughts and asking meaningful questions, made it a full day of insightful discussions and... 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

Unified Governance Goes Mainstream

February 26, 2018

It is telling that Information Management chose to feature “Making a successful case for a unified governance program” as the lead article on its website today. It’s a tremendous step forward that the publication recognizes the importance of data management professionals beginning to coordinate closely with other information stakeholders, including compliance and privacy teams, to... Read more

GDPR Surprise – Most Enterprises Aren’t Ready

October 26, 2017

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect on May 25, 2018, but according to Top Corporate Data Protection Challenges, a CGOC survey of 132 compliance officers from organizations around the world and across multiple industries, only 6 percent of respondents feel their organizations are currently compliant with the impending regulation, with most... Read more