Volkswagen just learned an expensive lesson about the dangers of ROT

By: Nate Latessa, VP of Corporate Services Volkswagen and Audi are the latest victims of a data breach that exposed the contact info on 3.3 million customers, including phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses, and in some cases VIN numbers. An additional 90,000 customers may have had even more sensitive information exposed that would have been provided during the loan … Read More

So You Think Privacy Compliance is Costly?

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance The privacy and compliance arena is quite active these days and, according to Gartner, will continue to be in the near future.  Gartner says that by 2023, 65% of the world’s population will have its personal information covered under modern privacy regulations – up from only 10% today.  Because of this … Read More

Process FOIA Requests More Efficiently

By James Perkins, Chief Client Officer Processing a Freedom of Information Act request is a complex and time-consuming task. Federal agencies struggle to keep up with the workload, and the lack of adequate technology often holds them back. As the number of requests and the amount of information to search increase every year, better techniques are necessary. An agency receiving … Read More

Reasons Why You Should Clean Up Your File Shares

Rachel Desormes, Information Governance Consultant Fact: Unstructured data grows by 55-65% each year (Marr, 2019). Fact: 69% of the information retained by most companies has no business, legal or regulatory value (Smallwood, 2020). Fiction: My company has no compelling reason to clean up our file shares. Does your company have privacy compliance regulations it must follow? Are you thinking about moving to … Read More

Will 2021 be the year that we finally get a federal consumer privacy law?

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance  On March 10, Suzan DelBene (D-WA-01) introduced the Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act which creates a national data privacy standard to protect personal information. The bill develops a digital privacy framework to complement global standards and combat anti-consumer practices. “Data privacy is a 21st Century issue of civil rights, … Read More

file analysis and cleanup

Modernizing with Cloud Content Solutions

Scott Burt, VP of Corporate Solutions When someone moves to a new home, they typically clean up and dispose of belongings that are no longer useful so that they have fewer things to transport to the new residence. Companies may want to look at their data in the same context. As more companies move their data to the cloud, they … Read More

computer cords coming from the ground_privacy compliance

Privacy Regulations Popping Up Like Spring Flowers

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Privacy and Information Governance  California and Virginia have passed comprehensive privacy regulations.  The California law has been amended.  More than 10 other states have introduced privacy legislation.  Plus a federal privacy bill has been introduced.  To state the obvious, such a patchwork of regulations makes implementing a compliance program a challenge.  You might even find … Read More

The first 24 hours: data breach checklist for legal and compliance

By: Nate Latessa, Vice President of Corporate Services Every 11 seconds this year, a business will experience a ransomware attack, according to a projection by Cybersecurity Ventures. Back in 2016, the frequency was about every 40 seconds. Cyberattacks were burgeoning even before COVID-19. The surge in remote work during the pandemic has only opened up more cybersecurity vulnerabilities and increased … Read More

data privacy day

Data Privacy Day Jan 28th, 2021

By: Linda Coniglio, Director of Data Privacy and Information Governance | Innovative Discovery Fact: 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing. It goes without saying, then, that if data privacy and security have been on your mind, or a more frequent topic of discussion at your organization, you’re not alone. Data Privacy Day is about raising awarenessMany executives, managers, and … Read More