GDPR: How the definition of personal data has changed

IT Governance

With the Regulation expanding the definition of personal data, many organisations were uncertain as to what the new definition includes. The GDPR’s definition of personal data is also much broader than under the DPA 1998. This blog has been updated to reflect industry updates.

Business Process Modeling Use Cases and Definition


The Regulatory Rationale for Integrating Data Management & Data Governance. The post Business Process Modeling Use Cases and Definition appeared first on erwin, Inc. What is business process modeling (BPM)? A visual representation of what your business does and how it does it.

Data Governance Framework: Three Steps to Successful & Sustainable Implementation


A strong data governance framework is central to the success of any data-driven organization because it ensures this valuable asset is properly maintained, protected and maximized. When implementing or maturing a data governance framework, an accurate assessment of the ‘here and now’ is key.

Components of a Data Governance Strategy in Financial Services

Perficient Data & Analytics

Previously, I analyzed the types of data in a governance program for financial services companies. In this post, I discuss the components needed to design a data governance strategy.

California Consumer Privacy Act: GDPR-like definition of personal information

Data Protection Report

This blog focuses on the CCPA’s broad definition of Personal Information. The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA” or the “Act”) sets a new precedent with its sweeping definition of Personal Information (“PI”). This definition of PI greatly expands on the narrow definition of what constituted PI under previous California state laws. While the definition of PI is sweeping, the Act does set out several carve outs.

Information Governance – Still Need It, Always Will


A while ago I was pointed to an article proclaiming that Information Governance is no longer necessary (ROFLMAO). However, once you get past the intermangling of “governance” and “management”, there are a couple threads that have validity. information) Governance is needed.

Top 7 Data Governance Blog Posts of 2018


The driving factors behind data governance adoption vary. Whether implemented as preventative measures (risk management and regulation) or proactive endeavors (value creation and ROI), the benefits of a data governance initiative is becoming more apparent. Defining Data Governance.

The government does it better


How does the government control and manage this? Where else in our lives do we rely on government employees rather than ourselves as a critical control? Access Accuracy Controls Data quality Definition Duty of Care Governance Information Internal controls Knowledge Management Operations Oversight Privacy Protect assets Third parties UseIn the macro sense, one of the bits of information that we own, manage, and hopefully control is who we are.

Governance in Healthcare: Big Data is Table Stakes

Perficient Data & Analytics

Big data itself does not alter the approach to governance nor its framework. And big data isn’t just about data – it’s also concerned with managing and governing vast amounts of content of varying types such as video, images, voice, etc.

GDPR and The Data Governance Imperative


GDPR and the Data Governance Imperative. Predictive analytics is fundamentally changing the definition of data. The Information Governance Imperative. So where do you begin your governance journey? A potentially useful governance framework is the IGRM reference model.

Searching for definition | ZDNet

Collaboration 2.0

Searching for definition By Oliver Marks | June 15, 2008, 10:51pm PDT Summary A recurring theme for me at the Enterprise 2.0 ′ in 2006, called on attendees to log on to Wikipedia and edit its definition.

CVE-2019-1132 Windows Zero-Day exploited by Buhtrap Group in government attack

Security Affairs

The CVE-2019-1132 flaw addressed by Microsoft this month was exploited by Buhtrap threat actor to target a government organization in Eastern Europe. “ ESET researchers discovered that the flaw was exploited in an attack aimed at a government institution in Eastern Europe in June.

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Get Governed by Morgan Templar (A Review)

Information is Currency

The book “ Get Governed: Building World Class Data Governance Programs ” by Morgan Templar is an excellent book for any information professional to read. In the world of information governance, data governance is only a small slice of the pie.

Essential guidance to implementing an effective IT Governance system

IT Governance

Faced with these increasing information security threats, organisations have an urgent need to adopt IT governance best practice strategies. What is IT governance? Drivers for adopting IT governance strategies. Guidance on implementing an effective governance system.

Managing Governance Policies with everteam.policy


Governance policies related to how you use and manage data cross departments and applications, and trying to manage them all in a spreadsheet simply doesn’t make sense. Everteam.policy is a tool that allows you to capture, document and maintain retention and governance policies for your entire organization. With it, you can: Create comprehensive policy definitions. Communicate and share governance policies across the organization.

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GUEST ESSAY: ‘Tis the season — to take proactive measures to improve data governance

The Last Watchdog

Here’s a simple definition: if accessed by an adversary, would create a liability. Practicing good data governance is easier than you think. The holiday season is upon us and the bright lights and greenery aren’t the only indicators that we’ve reached December. Sadly, data breaches often occur at this time of year. Recently we’ve seen major news stories about breaches at Starwood Hotels and Quora. Related podcast: The need to lock down unstructured data.

Records Management Training for Local Governments – Registration Open!

The Texas Record

We are hosting local government classes on September 11-12, 2019. Learn the basic concepts of records management: legal obligations, definitions, and how to read a retention schedule. Training Local GovernmentsEach class is $20. Class size is limited to 24 people so register today! Classes are being held at our main location, Lorenzo de Zavala Archives and Library building, 1201 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701. Course descriptions.

We Will Always Need Governance (a response to Goodbye Governance…”

Information is Currency

CMSWire recently hosted a piece with the provocative title, “Goodbye Governance, We Don’t Need You Any More.” The sky’s the limit, but if everyone attempts to fly to the sun without governance there are bound to be more Icarus’ than Wright Brothers. Governance provides a safety net to keep data safe and organizations in compliance. Without governance we are headed to the Wild Wild West. Governance is not the enemy of innovation.

Is Artificial Intelligence the ‘Killer App’ for Data Governance?

Perficient Data & Analytics

For the very few that are not familiar with the term “killer app” we will start with a definition. For many years data governance was the thing that we knew we should do because it was the correct thing to do but somehow it never got the priority it should get. AI may, in fact, be the ‘killer app’ that pushes even the stodgiest of companies to embrace a data culture and improve their data governance and data quality.

Government ‘should have done more’ to prepare organisations for the GDPR

IT Governance

The government hasn’t adequately explained to organisations what the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) is and how they should prepare, according to 76% of respondents to a new survey by Bitdefender.


Enterprise Architect: A Role That Keeps Evolving


Enterprise architect is a common job title within IT organizations at large companies, but the term lacks any standard definition. That’s one of the reasons the enterprise architect role has no standard definition.

Records Management Training for Local Governments – Registration Open!

The Texas Record

We are hosting local government classes in March and May 2019. Learn the basic concepts of records management: legal obligations, definitions, and how to read a retention schedule. News Training Local GovernmentsEach class is $20. Class size is limited to 24 people so register today! Classes are being held at the State Records Center located at 4400 Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, TX 78756. Course descriptions. Introduction to Records Management – Full Day Workshop.

Data Preparation and Data Mapping: The Glue Between Data Management and Data Governance to Accelerate Insights and Reduce Risks


A company can’t effectively implement data governance – documenting and applying business rules and processes, analyzing the impact of changes and conducting audits – if it fails at data management. From there, they need a sturdy data governance strategy and technology to automatically link and sync well-managed data with core capabilities for auditing, statutory reporting and compliance requirements as well as to drive business insights.

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Who Is the Chief Security Officer, and Why You Should Know Them?


For information governance (IG) professionals, the chief security officer (CSO) can be a key partner and advocate. Information governance depends on creating a team out of the disparate departments throughout your organization — a team of people who are the best at what they do.

The Principles of Recordkeeping Primer: Accountability

The Schedule

Definitions of Accountability. Anchored in Western democratic principles, political accountability is a means to exert political control or oversight and is arguably the strongest form of governance. . Government Accountability Office. Office of Government Ethics.

FTC Issues Interim Final Rule Amending Red Flags Rule “Creditor” Definition

Hunton Privacy

On November 30, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced the issuance of an interim final rule (“Interim Final Rule”) that makes the definition of “creditor” in the FTC’s Identity Theft Red Flags Rule (“Red Flags Rule”) consistent with the definition contained in the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010.

Where’s Rosemary Woods?


Perhaps intelligence agencies spy on other governments or phone calls. Often, people think information governance is all about the written word. Access Accuracy Communications Controls Definition Duty Governance Government Information Internal controls Risk assessment Security Third parties“Trudeau Says Canadians Heard Khashoggi Tapes,” The Wall Street Journal , November 13, 2018 A7.

Who’s spreading the news?


Notice that the government prosecuted the woman, and not Facebook. Data quality Information Governance Definition Controls Third parties Internal controls Culture Compliance Oversight Duty Accuracy Compliance (General “Egypt Send Actress to Jail for ‘Fake News,'” The Wall Street Journal , October 1, 2018 A9. Woman posting video on Facebook claiming sexual harassment posted on Facebook sentenced to two years in jail.

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Management of change


This ties to Governance (what rules do you have in place, and when do you update those), Compliance (how do you handle claims of policy violations), and Information (a claim is one type of information). Information Governance Communications Definition Controls Compliance Oversight Compliance (General How do you make sure that your policies are keeping pace with law and society? “Google Changes Harassment Rule,” The Wall Street Journal , November 9, 2018 B4.



So, this is both Information (information includes both accurate and inaccurate information) and Governance (manipulating market trades with false information is a crime that the CFTC and DOJ prosecute). Data quality Information Governance Definition Duty of Care Controls Compliance Oversight Duty Employees Accuracy Corporation Compliance (General “Market Cheats Get Caught More Often,” The Wall Street Journal , November 1, 2018 B10.

Falsely shouting fire?


How does the government restrict our ability to lie to the government where the payment of money or the issuance of a license is not at issue? But can the government protect this when people are attempting to petition their elected representatives? I file this as a restriction on the ability of government to govern all behavior (therefore Governance) and under Information (does it matter that it’s fake?).

Is it live or is it Memorex?


Governance) And a photo of a jacket (or the jacket itself) is as much information as an email. Compliance Compliance (General) Controls Definition Duty Governance Information Internal controls Ownership Protect assets Technology Third partiesWhat impact has technology had on the flow of information in your industry, including the flow of information to and from competitors? Are your controls keeping pace? “Fashion Industry Gossip Was Once Whispered.

What you say is information, too


So, this involves Information (verbal statements are information), Compliance (lying to the FBI exposes you to 20 years’ in prison for each offense), and Governance (how do you avoid making an untrue utterance?). Communications Compliance (General) Content Controls Definition Duty Governance Information Internal controls Legal“Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort of Lying to FBI After Plea Agreement, The Wall Street Journal , November 26, 2018 (online).

Loose Lips, Volume III


Information Governance Communications Definition Controls Compliance Duty Employees Corporation Compliance (General “Egypt Passes Media Law Targeting ‘Fake News,'” The Wall Street Journal , July 17, 2018 A18. Traditional media and larger social media outlets now subject to penalties for spreading fake news, defaming, or inciting hatred. Think how quiet the TV would be in the US if there was a similar law here. Oh, wait. We still have the First Amendment.



Security Privacy Information Ownership Governance Policy Definition Duty of Care Controls Third parties Internal controls Access Duty Corporation Technology“Alphabet, Apple Prodded On Privacy,” The Wall Street Journal , July 10, 2018 A3. Congress asks how Google and Apple use “your” information, such as what you say and write and where you are. Which is more interesting, the questions or the answers?



From a Governance perspective, did Harvard have sufficient controls in place to prevent both the violation of law and the appearance thereof? Information Value Governance Definition Controls Internal controls Compliance Analytics AccessWhat happens when you have to disclose your secret sauce? “13 Secret Steps for Harvard Admission — They May Not Help,” The Wall Street Journal , October 29, 2018 A1.

Face the facts


Analytics Compliance Compliance (General) Controls Corporation Definition Duty Governance Government Information Internal controls Third parties“Amazon’s Tool for Facial Recognition Fans Privacy Fears,” The Wall Street Journal , May 23, 2018 B4. People reach to Amazon’s sale of facial recognition technology to law enforcement authorities, fearing such technology might be misused.

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D.C. Circuit Strikes Down Some Rules Governing Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Upholds Others

Data Matters

The court began by striking down the FCC’s expansion of the types of calling equipment governed by the TCPA’s restrictions, echoing current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s dissent in the agency’s 2015 order that the FCC was sweeping all smartphones into the auto-dialer definition. Definition of an auto-dialer. The court did not set a new standard for what qualifies as an auto-dialer, instead choosing to simply invalidate the FCC’s existing definition.

23 & you


Does it invade your privacy for the government to look at data that you have made available to a large groups of “others”? So, add genetics to the definition of “information.” ” Privacy Data quality Information Ownership Governance Policy Definition Controls Third parties Analytics Access Duty CorporationLots of positives from sharing your genetic information online. You can find distant relatives and explore your heritage.

Programming flaw


Are those processes “information governance”? IT Information Governance Definition Interconnections Controls Internal controls Oversight Accuracy TechnologyIf your business includes programming software to perform certain tasks, you no doubt have quality control processes. “Software Flaw Trips Fiat Chrysler,” The Wall Street Journal , May 26, 2018 B1. Short circuit could prevent you from disengaging the cruise control. Results in recall of 5.3