The monitoring of employees is a poignant example of an activity that requires a balance between the interests of different parties. On the one hand, organizations have a legitimate interest in safeguarding their information. Organizations can invest a significant amount of time and resources securing valuable data from external threats, only to have these efforts… Continue reading Employee Monitoring: It’s All About Balance
As concerns about privacy and data breaches increase – the allure of big data remains untarnished. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with that term, big data refers to the practice of amassing as much data about a subject as possible and then mining that data for usable information. Many of our favorite… Continue reading Big Government Meets Big Data – A Trend?
It is trite but true: Information is one of a business’s most valuable assets. Yet just like oil, if not handled properly, it can cause serious damage. That’s why a business’s information governance (IG) team needs to be carefully considered and planned—its members have the important responsibility of understanding the “who, what, where, when and… Continue reading Building A Strong Information Governance Team To Last
Imagine you are a member of a finance team. You receive an email from one of your suppliers containing an invoice for goods recently received. It requests that payment be made to a new bank account not previously used for such transfers. What would you do? The Business Email Compromise (‘BEC’) scam compromises business executives’ or… Continue reading Business Email Scams – What They Are & Practical Advice
German Data Protection Authority fined a company for having the IT manager appointed as Data Protection Officer – A greater risk under the European General Data Protection Regulation? According to the German Federal Data Protection Act (“FDPA”) companies must appoint a Data Protection Officer (“DPO”) if (inter alia) at least ten persons are involved in the… Continue reading Data Protection Officer Must Not Have A Conflict Of Interests
It is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to manage their data. On a global scale, it is estimated that data generated and copied annually will reach 44 zettabytes (or 44 trillion gigabytes) by 2020. An organization can effectively manage its rapidly increasing data by implementing a legally compliant information governance (IG) program. Legally compliant organizations… Continue reading Legally Compliant Global Information Governance Program – Barriers And Benefits
We continue to separate fact from fiction in the context of cloud computing in our Cloud Myths Series. In case you missed our first myth, you can see it here. Myth 2: Cloud Computing Involves More Data Sharing and that is Inherently Bad for Privacy. Fact is that transferring data to data processing agents (who process data… Continue reading Cloud Myths Series – Myth #2 – More Cloud Means More Sharing?
Information is power…but it also creates organizational riskInformation is an increasingly valuable business asset. It is a resource that can help empower a business, allow it to uncover new opportunities and develop a competitive edge. For example, many online businesses routinely sift through massive amounts of data collected from users for insights into how they… Continue reading Gaining A Competitive Edge With Information Governance
Part of the b:INFORM 2015/2016 Cloud Survey Trend SeriesMany banking regulators consider cloud computing to be a form of outsourcing. For supervised financial institutions, use of external cloud computing for material business functions is a regulated activity. Previously issued guidance by financial regulators on outsourcing and offshoring is likely to apply to cloud services, in… Continue reading Outsourcing To The Cloud For Financial Institutions →