InfoGovCon: The Information Governance Conference 2015 (#InfoGov15)

CT Convention Center | Hartford, CT | Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2015

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CIGO Summit 2015

Records Mis-Handling and Data Breaches: Cheaper by the Hundred-Millions?

Just a bit more than two years ago, I calculated the penalty of mishandling medical records from more than 67,000 people to be $2.09 apiece. Then this morning, reports arrived saying Target has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit related to its 2013 data breach for what comes to 25¢ for each of the 40+ million credit cards compromised, and only 9¢ for each of the roughly 110 million affected cardholders.

If the decline indicated by these two datapoints prove out, does it mean that the cost associated with these sorts of lapses in governance is coming to be a simple cost of doing business? And if it does, what affect will that have on our ability to bring greater discipline to the practice?

The sheer number of victims involved in the Target case means the company will, pending federal court approval, establish a $10 million fund to cover the payouts. While this isn’t peanuts, it hardly registers as a percentage of the company’s total revenue of $72.6 billion and represents barely one-half of one percent of Target’s net earnings of $1.97 billion.

So what say you? Are these figures small enough drops in the ocean to be meaningless to corporations? Or is the scope of the problem growing large enough to command the kinds of attention we know governance demands?

The Push-Pull of Information Access and Security

The Push: Facilitating information access is fundamental to improving enterprise business processes, collaboration, and overall company performance.

The Pull: Tightening information security is fundamental to enhancing data integrity, personal privacy, and general compliance.

The Burning Question: Don’t these two points tend to work against one another?

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Medical Devices And The New Hole In Information Governance

Lately I've been thinking about consumer focused medical devices. I am a Fitbit user and only ever access the information on my cell. I do not actively share my information in their communities but I assume that Fitbit uses my information, in aggregate, to make money. I'm fine with that as a consumer because the reality is that there is no HIPAA or PII associated with my Fitbit information. I get it, they are an for-profit company and I am receiving a ultra cheap service, Fitbit needs to make money on that service somehow.

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The Best InfoGov Advice Ever

“I try to act as if my mom were watching me.”

The words belong to Eli Romero of World Business Lenders LLC, who was quoted in a Bloomberg Business article about how companies are changing their approach to email in the wake of the Sony hack. But the advice is pertinent to anyone with information governance aspirations – including, perhaps, those who advised former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her use of a private vs. government system.

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InfoGovCon Participates On Discussion Of Clinton Email

InfoGovCon's Nick Inglis joins other industry experts, Tod Chernikoff, Mimi Dionne, Laura Livingston, & Jesse Wilkins on a session put together by CMSWire about the Clinton Email scandal. Watch the replay of the session below.

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