A Buyer's Guide for the Rest of Us

The Office of the General Counsel serves a very unique role in the Corporation, and has always been challenged by the specialized needs that define the law department’s business. Too often, the challenges of Legal Ops are also compounded by the fact that many departments outside of Legal often do not fully understand Legal’s unique needs.
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Trade Secret Governance: Content Security

THE TRADE SECRET GOVERNANCE MODEL Information Security is hardly a new topic, but as technology continues to develop and business-related content morphs into ever-new and ever-expanding formats, the responsibility to control and secure Trade Secret data moves beyond IT’s traditional role of securing corporate infrastructure.
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Trade Secret Governance: Aligning Policy & procedure

THE TRADE SECRET GOVERNANCE MODEL Given how thoroughly trade secret and business know-how is woven through every area of an enterprise it is only to be expected that the governance of this information will require a multifaceted policy approach and a number of layered procedures to be successful.
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Trade Secret Governance: Assessing Trade Secrets

The Trade Secret Governance Model While most organizations are diligent in carefully registering, cataloging and monitoring their tangible intellectual property of patent, trademarks and copyrights, the most valuable asset of them all often remains elusive: Trade Secrets.  A study by Forrester Consulting found that fully two-thirds of an organization’s information portfolio can be attributed to trade secrets and in knowledge-intensive fields, this number rises to 70 and even 80%.
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Governing the Data Protection Practices of Third Parties

The imminent enforcement date of the GDPR has the technical world scrambling for compliance across all aspects of every enterprise. While many have begun to incorporate the guiding principles of "Controller" and "Processor" into their operational practices,  some Controllers may not yet have considered how their Processor's Processors handle relevant data.
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GDPR's Protections for the Transfer of PII

Europe's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), operative May 25, 2018, governs not just how your company protects the personally identifying information (PII) of EU citizens and residents, but also from whom. The rule clarifies that mandatory PII protections extend beyond local data storage and usage to also include data transfer across borders to third parties and beyond. Your obligation to keep your EU data safe now requires you to also ensure that it will remain safe wherever and with whomever it ultimately ends up.
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Controllers and Processors: How the GDPR Assigns Responsibilities

If your U.S.-based company receives data (is a "data collector") from European Union (EU) citizens or residents, it must comply with the incoming GDPR - the EU's General Data Protection Regulation. That regulation divides "data collectors" into one of two categories: "Controllers" or "Processors." Determining which role best defines your corporate data-collection activities will also guide the development of your GDPR-compliant PII management systems.  
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Six Keys to a Successful Change Initiative

Change is never easy and organizational change is certainly no exception to the rule. Organizational change can cause a lot of anxiety, not least because the failure rate for such change is so high—roughly two-thirds of all organizational change initiatives fail. Yet organizational change is necessary, and inevitable, in order to stay competitive and relevant.
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