All businesses rely on information. Smart organizations view information as a business asset, leveraging its value while satisfying compliance requirements and controlling risk. Organizations with poor information governance saddle themselves with unnecessary expense and the risk of costly privacy, data security, and information management exposures. Some learn the hard way, through data breaches, regulatory enforcement, or uncontrolled e-discovery. Others simply fail to gain the efficiencies of getting the right information to the right people at the right time.
With an interdisciplinary team of experienced lawyers, technologists, Certified Records Managers and Information Governance Professionals, our Information Governance group offers a broad view of information compliance, risk, and value. We provide insight and solutions that enable you to quickly achieve firmer control over your information, while making meaningful progress toward your long-term information governance objectives.
Confidential information is a key factor in building competitive advantage in the marketplace. But the possession of private data raises a host of legal issues. Any business that collects, uses or distributes confidential information is subject to an increasing array of laws that regulate notice, choice, consent, access and permissible use.
Cybertheft, cyberextortion, mobile device loss, misappropriation of confidential business information, unauthorized disclosures of protected information … it’s a dangerous world for your organization’s data. And not only large organizations are at risk. Increasingly, hackers are targeting mid-sized organizations, often as service provider gateways to their business partners’ critical business data and customer and employee information.
Organizations are awash in a sea of information. Waves of e-mail and unstructured data pile upon storage systems, uncontrolled paper repositories are dark pools of expense and risk, and employees struggle to find the information they seek for the tasks at hand. Companies need practical, reliable means to identify and retain their valuable information, defensibly dispose of unnecessary information, and compliantly preserve information required for investigations and litigation.