eDiscovery is a Headache Without Great Information Governance

June 14, 2017 by Kevin Bley

Tags: eDiscovery, Compliance

The cost (both financial and time) of eDiscovery is substantial. In fact, it's only getting more prohibitively expensive as data storage gets cheaper and easier to set up and companies have to comb through an ever-increasing amount of information.

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Compliance Managers and Their Role in the Information Governance Journey

June 6, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: eDiscovery, Information Governance Program, Retention, Compliance

According to sonaku.com, a compliance manager is a professional that keeps the legal and ethical integrity of a company intact through policy enforcement and program planning. He or she makes sure all departments of a business are complying with the rules and regulations the company upholds.

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Don't Gamble With Your Data: Information Governance Programs Mitigate Risk

May 25, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: File Plan, eDiscovery, Compliance

If there is one thing to take away from the last year, it is that information should not be taken for granted. Not only can a data breach cause huge issues, but it can actually be used to generate revenue.

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Shadow IT Will Kill Any Information Governance Project

May 18, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: PII, Cloud, Compliance, Data Privacy

As we've discussed before, there are many roadblocks to a successful information governance project. One major issue not mentioned in that post is Shadow IT.

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An Information Governance Program is the Best Way to Mitigate Risk

May 9, 2017 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: eDiscovery, Information Governance Program, Compliance

Risk is a scary word for any organization and many will go to great lengths to avoid it. Especially when we are discussing information risk, which is chock full of serious consequences. The best way to mitigate information risk, however, is a solid information governance program.

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Recordkeeping Compliance Tips

March 22, 2017 by Noah A. Frank

Tags: Compliance

This is a guest post from Noah A. Frank. He practices labor and employment law at SmithAmundsen LLC, a law firm comprised of more than 170 attorneys in the Midwest. The firm handles the transactional, labor and employment, and litigation needs of companies across the U.S. For more information, visit www.salawus.com. Mr. Frank may be reached directly at nfrank@salawus.com.

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Executives are the Biggest Offenders When it Comes to Email Compliance

March 3, 2017 by Shawn Cosby

Tags: Email, Compliance

Email compliance is an issue every organization deals with, to varying degrees of success. Unfortunately, employees (including upper management) are not helping the cause.

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3 BS Facts About Information Governance People Think Are True

January 26, 2017 by Kevin Bley

Tags: Compliance, Data Privacy

There is a lot of misunderstanding around information governance and what it really entails. Below are a few common misconceptions about IG and an explanation of the true state of IG.

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Risk and Compliance Mistake Costs Financial Firms $14 Million

January 12, 2017 by Kevin Bley

Tags: Financial Services, Compliance

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) fined Wells Fargo, RBC Capital Markets, LPL Financial and others a total of $14.4 million for a records management problem. This risk and compliance issue may have allowed company and customer records to be altered.

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The Number One Cause of Risk and Compliance Issues

November 18, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Compliance

A report from Kaspersky Lab finds that a staggering 73% of companies had internal incidences last year, mostly caused by poor or inadequate training. This is certainly distressing news from an information governance perspective. Let's dig in to the numbers a little more and talk about some ways to combat this problem.

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