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With the converging priorities among enterprise Legal, IT, Security, Privacy, and Compliance departments becoming more apparent each day, Today’s General Counsel and Exterro sought to conduct a survey that could investigate the way Legal Departments are handling new interdepartmental challenges like those created by new data privacy laws and the recent COVID-19 pandemic.

Because so many different business units are critical to the success or failure of a defensible and efficient enterprise risk mitigation program, we wanted to find out how businesses of all sizes are handling these challenges.

In this 2020 Corporate Legal Leaders Survey, we surveyed 153 Legal department heads—typically the General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer— at businesses with in-house teams ranging from five or fewer (42%) to more than 50 (18%) and got their insights into how they work with other departments that are critical to compliance.


  1. The General Counsel's Business Influence is Growing
  2. Most Compliance Challenges Start with Defensibly Managing Data
  3. A Comprehensive Data Management Strategy is the Only Way to Overcome Evolving Data Risks
  4. Comprehensive Data Management Means Enterprise-Wide Collaboration Led By Legal

Click here to explore these key takeaways in more depth and to read the full report.

Webinar: ROT Data: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

September 29, 2020 | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM AEST 

Join ACC Australia's Olga Ganopolsky, General Counsel - Privacy and Data - Macquarie Group, Stevan Stanojevic, Group Data Privacy Manager - Etihad Aviation Group and Exterro’s Stuart Davidson as they explore the good, the bad and the ugly of data management practices and how your organisation can get to grips with managing its data appropriately.

Every organisation needs to continually adapt and evolve. Left behind in the never-ending process of change lies data, and knowing what data you have is half the battle.

What data is ROT (Redundant, Obsolete or Trivial) and should be deleted in line with data retention and minimisation principles? What data must be secured and managed appropriately with regards to the latest data protection and privacy regulations? And how do you keep pace with the explosion of data in your organisation going forward?

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