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Is the AI Revolution Creating Information Governance Problems?

The world is powered by data and technology. With all the focus and new legislation on data privacy, organizations need to keep governance at the forefront when reconciling the use of emerging technologies with compliance and privacy considerations. One area where this becomes particularly important is when organizations utilize platforms, solutions, and other technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) for business purposes. Some examples include creditors automating decisions on consumer approvals or employers using AI technology to assist with hiring determinations.

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The Future of Blockchain and eDiscovery: What Should the Legal Industry Expect?

With new technologies frequently surfacing during an eDiscovery review, it is time for legal departments to take a deeper dive into blockchain so they can be prepared for what is to come. Legal professionals are aware of what blockchain is and may even use this technology for some business functions like smart contracts or payment for services via cryptocurrency. However, blockchain is still evolving and there are many unknowns about how this technology operates and what role it will play in both the legal industry and general business.

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Does Your Data Bring You Joy?

The new Sedona commentary on information governance provides eleven principles for any IG program with three overarching takeaways.  A well-organized IG program should be proactive, reasonable, and comprehensive. 

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Creating an Information Governance Structure

A well-crafted information governance framework can properly manage valuable data and minimize risk. But not all data protection programs are created equal. Security measures taken by an organization should protect your specific information in your specific environment—it’s a matter of scale and matter of risk. To create the right structure for your company, it is crucial to assess your data, understand the information you need to protect, and know how you are expected to comply with the law.
 

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