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The (discrete) search for the new Information Commissioner

Data Protector

The (discrete) search to appoint a successor to David Smith, soon-to-retire Deputy Information Commissioner and Director of Data Protection is over. Shortly, the successful candidate will be unveiled. Don't worry, it’s not me. And a (discrete) search will commence to find a suitable replacement for Chris Graham, soon-to-be outgoing Commissioner. How secret should this process be, and when is it appropriate to extend the selection process?

Uber, The Rashomon.

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Uber, The Rashomon. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Our industry loves a rashomon, and in the past year or two, our collective subject of debate has been Uber. Perhaps the fastest growing company in history (its numbers aren’t public, but we’ll get to some estimates shortly), Uber has become a vector for some of the most wide-ranging arguments I’ve ever had regarding the tech industry’s impact on society at large.

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Community Channel’s Natalie Tran on Password Policy

Roger's Information Security

The post Community Channel’s Natalie Tran on Password Policy appeared first on Roger's Information Security Blog. General Passwords

'Digital washing' can wreck your strategic business planning

Collaboration 2.0

France''s 1930''s Maginot Line failure may seem an odd analogy, but ''digital washing'' of old ideas and lack of forward thinking also have the potential to create strategic disaster in a highly competitive world where speed to market and agility are key. Enterprise Software

Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

Thoughts on DB2 for z/OS Index Compression

Robert's Db2

Not long ago, a DB2 for z/OS DBA requested of me some guidance in planning for his organization's initial use of index compression (a capability introduced with DB2 9 for z/OS). He asked some good questions, and with the thought that my responses might be useful to others in the DB2 community, I offer this blog entry. First, strive to get good "bang" from your index compression "buck."

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Polar Opposites: The CRM Exams and Vendor Product Language

Brandeis Records Manager

George Despres. Program Director for University Records Management, Brandeis University. The content in this blog reflects the opinions of the author, and not of Brandeis University.). Two Cents on the CRM Experience. I’ve recently made the time (belatedly) to take the CRM exams. While CRM had been slipping on my to-do list for almost ten years, I’ve been busy doing RIM, though admittedly under a bit of an “impostor” self-image.

NIST Releases Final Report on De-Identification of Personal Information

Hunton Privacy

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) recently released the final draft of its report entitled De-Identification of Personal Information. The report stems from a review conducted by NIST of various de-identification techniques for removal of personal information from computerized documents.

Drinker Biddle names Bennett Borden as Chief Data Scientist to lead the firm’s data analytics strategy

Barclay T Blair

What a pleasure and honor to work with Bennett. eDisclosure Information Project. There was a time when the roles of corporate professional advisers were sharply defined.

We Need a New FUD

ShackF00

One of the most common questions I hear debated in infosec (usually rhetorical) is – “what will it take for management to realize how important security is?” ” I think we’ve all kind of been waiting for that one breach that’s SO bad, or expect that the total volume of breaches and updates from Krebs will reach a tipping point that forces execs and board members to acknowledge that security is critical and pay more attention to it.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

HIPAA Breach: Who You Gonna Call?

HIPAA

Everyone knows that you call a plumber for a leaking pipe, a mason for a cracked stonewall, and an electrician to fix faulty wiring. However, when faced with an actual or suspected HIPAA data breach, many folks struggle with determining whom to call. Failure to have contacts lined up ahead of time may pose more than an inconvenience–any delay in bringing in experienced advisors to assist with breach investigation, response and mitigation may result in significant financial and legal consequences.

Do privacy laws prevent police forces from naming suspects?

Data Protector

I was asked this question at 6.15 am today. And, if I knew the answer, was I available for a BBC radio interview immediately after the 7.00 am news? No and Yes were my answers – so I subsequently had a chat with BBC Radio’s Adrian Goldberg. The question arose because the Birmingham Mail had asked West Midlands Police to disclose the names and images of ten suspects it had been hunting for at least a decade for crimes including rape and murder.

Remember the Internet When Considering The Things

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Remember the Internet When Considering The Things appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Last month I sat down with my old pal Jay Adelson (Digg, Revision 3, Equinix, SimpleGeo) who together with his partner Andy Smith is raising a new fund focused on the Internet of Things. Our goal was to get caught up – I’d tell him about my plans for NewCo , and they’d update me on Center Electric, the fund’s new name.

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“Honing in on the Relevant Stuff” | Jinfo (formerly FreePint) Reviews Attensa

Attensa

Dale Moore is a UK-based content specialist and contributing author at Jinfo. Jinfo research is at the heart of the business information industry. Every day they work with information pros who are reimagining information services. Their focus is on aligning information services with corporate strategy and initiatives. The following is a summary of Dale’s comprehensive review of Attensa.

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Today’s organizations are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing, finding, and leveraging their information. This eBook discusses a newly discovered information discipline and is filled to the brim with helpful information.

The growing digital divide and the strategic inertia that can kill

Collaboration 2.0

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown" HP Lovecraft. Enterprise Software

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DB2 for z/OS: Busting a Myth About Dynamic SQL

Robert's Db2

Twice in the past month, I've encountered a misunderstanding pertaining to dynamic SQL statements issued by applications that access DB2 for z/OS via network connections (these could also be called DDF-using applications, or DRDA requesters). Now seems as good a time as any to clear things up. I'll use this blog entry for that purpose.

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Information Governance in 2020

Positively RIM

Gentle readers: My thoughts on this subject were just published in the Fall issue of The Ethical Boardroom. Here is a link: [link] As always, your feedback, kudos, and brickbats are welcome. Thanks for your interest, Gordy

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” Our Turf?

Brandeis Records Manager

George Despres. University Records Manager, Brandeis University. The content in this blog reflects the opinions of the author, and not of Brandeis University.). Last fall, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing , by Marie Kondo, was released in the United States. This book passed under my radar until a kind colleague pointed out that, in one chapter, Kondo dispenses personal record retention and categorization guidance.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Brazil Releases Revised Draft Privacy Bill

Hunton Privacy

In late October, the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (the “Ministry”) issued its revised Draft Bill for the Protection of Personal Data (“Draft Bill”). The Ministry released its preliminary draft in January 2015, and the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP (“CIPL”) filed public comments to the draft on May 5, 2015.

Discussing the Chief Information Governance Officer with AHIMA

Barclay T Blair

Good article from Mary Butler over at AHIMA that does a nice job of describing both my enthusiasm and wariness on the CIGO role: Blair, however, has been among the most outspoken IG experts to advocate for the widespread adoption of the role chief information governance officer (CIGO), which would, ideally, put IG in the C-suite of an organization. In a blog post , Blair writes that he’s been encouraged by executive-level roles with IG functions, such as chief data officer.

What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack

Productivity Bytes

There is one word that strikes fear into the heart of government agencies and firms engaged in dealings of a secretive and questionable nature. Hacktivism” has inspired decentralized groups of hackers dedicated to routing out unlawful espionage, corporate greed and human rights violations wherever they occur. And sometimes other hackers are the target of such … + Read More. The post What We Can Learn From the Hacking Team Hack appeared first on Productivity Bytes.

ALL Data as a Service (DaaS/BDaaS) - EAs in a New Role, as DaaS Enablers

Interactive Information Management

That's where we're headed, inexorably - you'd like to know what's going on with your systems, what your customers or constituents need, or perhaps the latest metrics concerning device utilization trends during business events. And, you'd like this information (all of it, or lots of it) right now, in an easily consumable, visual, semantically-relevant way - to share with your community and to be automatically (or easily) ingested by your other systems or analysis tools.

Product Analytics Playbook: Mastering Retention

Why do your users churn? In this guide you'll learn common product pitfalls and how to fix them.

In praise of David Smith

Data Protector

As Deputy Commissioner David Smith completes his last lap of the data protection conference circuit, various speakers are extending their hastily-prepared remarks to include a short homily on his contribution to data protection over the decades. Yes, he really has been at the ICO for decades. It's a convention that public servants are never presented with anything other than small tokens of appreciation from grateful hosts.

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Scaling Through Culture: WeWork and Blue Bottle (vs. Regus and Starbucks)

John Battelle's Searchblog

The post Scaling Through Culture: WeWork and Blue Bottle (vs. Regus and Starbucks) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The way we work is changing. That statement seems self-evident to anyone involved in what I call the NewCo economy – work no longer has to be a duty, it can be a calling.

Information Sharing is the Grease in Workplace Collaboration

Attensa

We’ve written a new Point of View on how the smart delivery of highly relevant information can stimulate new ideas, accelerate projects and move them into new productive directions. You can download it here. Workplace collaboration continues to be an important theme these days but there’s a significant omission in how many observers approach and discuss the topic – the role of relevant information as the spark that lights the fire of meaningful collaboration.

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Illumio's new security foundations can enable a new era of agility

Collaboration 2.0

Finally some innovation and progress in network security after years of siege mentality - map IT topography, label and write security policy for the modern digital world. Security

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Design Thinking for Product Teams: Leverage Human Insight Throughout Development

Product teams must increase their exposure hours with customers—seeing and hearing them. Human insights and the design thinking framework can be applied to your development cycle to help you build better products and experiences for your customers.

Are You Using DB2 for z/OS Real-Time Statistics? DB2 Is

Robert's Db2

DB2 for z/OS is making increased use of the information that it keeps in the real-time statistics tables in the DB2 catalog. You should be doing likewise. Read on to learn more. For a long time, the only statistics to be found in DB2 "system" tables were those generated through execution of the RUNSTATS utility.

Article on Document-Level Redaction of Electronic Documents

Positively RIM

On June 30 online , KM World published an article I wrote on Document-Level Redaction of Electronic Documents. While this is not everyone's cup of tea, it is an important tool for many RIMmers. [As As it has fallen out of use a bit, I remind my gentle readers that RIM is an acronym for Records & Information Management.] The article can be found at [link]. As always, your comments are valued. Thanks for reading

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Snapshot: College and University Retention Schedules

Brandeis Records Manager

George Despres. University Records Manager, Brandeis University. The content in this blog reflects the opinions of the author, and not of Brandeis University.). Shortly after joining Brandeis to establish a records program, and being new to RIM as it applies to academia, I realized that it might be a good idea to review retention schedules from other colleges and universities (CUs) as part of my research.