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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Adding some class to Information Governance

February 22, 2016 by Peter Sloan

Tags: PII, Classification

The following is the first post in a series of three from Peter Sloan, a partner for Husch Blackwell LLP. The original post can be found here.

When governing information, it works well to identify and bundle rules (for legal compliance, risk, and value), identify and bundle information (by content and context), and then attach the rule bundles to the information bundles. Classification is a great means to that end, by both framing the questions and supplying the answers. With a classification scheme, we have an upstream “if-then” (if it’s this kind of information, then it has this classification), followed by a downstream “if-then” (if it’s information with this classification, then we treat it this way). A classification scheme is simply a logical paradigm, and frankly, the simpler, the better. For day-to-day efficiency, once the rules and classifications are set, we automate as much and as broadly as possible, thereby avoiding laborious individual decisions that reinvent the wheel.

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Information Governance Programs are Critical to Ensure Corporate Governance

February 18, 2016 by Team RecordLion

Tags: Information Governance Program, PII

This is part 2 of a 4-Part Series on Corporate Governance in the Information Age from

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