Privacy Policy Definition

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If you come up with a website, you may require users to sign up or provide personal data to access some services or products.The personal information you can provide while signing up or buying merchandise includes names, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. Sharing the information means the personal information is out there at the mercies … Read more

Employee Monitoring: It’s All About Balance

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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 … Read more

Building A Strong Information Governance Team To Last

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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 … Read more

Data Protection Officer Must Not Have A Conflict Of Interests

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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 … Read more

Legally Compliant Global Information Governance Program – Barriers And Benefits

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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 … Read more

Gaining A Competitive Edge With Information Governance

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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 … Read more

Outsourcing To The Cloud For Financial Institutions →

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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 … Read more