IoT is a Minefield for Data Privacy, Information Security and eDiscovery

June 8, 2017 by Brett Grego

Tags: eDiscovery, Data Privacy, Information Security

The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded in the last few years. From thermostats to cars, thousands of items can now collect, store and transmit data. The question many general counsel are asking is how does this affect data privacy, information security and eDiscovery?

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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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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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Data Privacy Laws, eDiscovery and Information Governance

August 18, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: eDiscovery, Data Privacy

An article from In-house Access brings up some interesting points about discovery and the associated data privacy laws. In general, courts in the United States allow very broad discovery. There has been movement to limit the scope, especially when it comes to eDiscovery, but as of now large amounts of data are required for discovery. Additionally, because these rules focus on the parent companies, it includes all subsidiaries (even those outside the U.S.), which can result in a direct conflict with the data privacy laws in that country.

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Chief Data Officer Demand Increases as Information Governance Initiatives Rise

August 5, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Governance, Data Privacy

Gartner has predicted that 90% of large organizations will have Chief Data Officers by 2019. They also predicted that CDOs will face a number of information governance initiative challenges and that likely only 50% will be successful by 2019.

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Healthcare Data Breaches Show No Signs of Slowing

August 4, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Data Breach, Big Data, Data Privacy

The Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data had some unfortunate though predictable results. Many organizations lack the resources and budget to properly fight these breaches despite their increasing frequency.

This study also included business associates which are organizations that perform services for an entity that handle protected health information (PHI). This is an important note as the more connected businesses become, the more potential that exists for a breach, even if that happens outside the healthcare organization. The Ponemon institute, which conducted the study, estimates that the average cost per breach is $2.2 million.

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Data Privacy and Security Driving Need for Information Governance

May 17, 2016 by Team RecordLion

Tags: Data Privacy

A recent study from Advice From Counsel entitled "The State of Information Governance in Corporations" found that data privacy and security was the top response as to the reason for information governance initiatives.

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Chief Data Officer Demand Increases as Data Governance Becomes Critical

April 15, 2016 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Governance, Data Privacy

Gartner has predicted that 90% of large organizations will have Chief Data Officers by 2019. They also predicted that CDOs will face a number of data governance challenges and that likely only 50% will be successful by 2019.

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China Says Data Privacy Hacking Not Sanctioned by Government

December 21, 2015 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: Government, Data Breach, Data Privacy

Earlier this month, China admitted for the first time publicly that the data privacy breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's computer systems was the work of Chinese hackers. However, China insisted that these attacks were the work of criminals, not a state-sponsored attack. There has been no information released about any identifying details of these criminals.

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eDiscovery and Data Privacy Laws

December 11, 2015 by Andrew Borgschulte

Tags: eDiscovery, Data Privacy

An article from In-house Access brings up some interesting points about discovery and the associated data privacy laws. In general, courts in the United States allow very broad discovery. There has been movement to limit the scope, especially when it comes to eDiscovery, but as of now large amounts of data are required for discovery. Additionally, because these rules focus on the parent companies, it includes all subsidiaries (even those outside the U.S.), which can result in a direct conflict with the data privacy laws in that country.

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