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Alexander Milner-Smith, Partner and Kathryn Weaver, Partner, Lewis Silkin
Publication Date
08/03/2020
2 pages

This article discusses European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implications and compliance for Asia Pacific (APAC) region businesses.

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Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: Asia, Australia / Pacific
Articles
Author
Kerry Childe, CIPP/US, CIPM; Senior Consultant, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/04/2019

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is intended to give consumers greater control on how their personal information is collected, managed and shared. Proposed regulations within this guideline are complex and have far-reaching impact on businesses and consumers alike. In this Quick Overview, draft regulations are explained so in-house counsel can educate and prepare their business and IT departments.

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Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Author
Anneliese Reinhold
Publication Date
12/01/2019
2 pages

How effectively in-house counsel can advise on risk-related issues and steer the business towards practical commercial risk mitigation solutions depends on our access to the C-suite.

Author
Blaise Benoit and Deana Uhl
Publication Date
09/01/2019
6 pages

As digital transformation initiatives continue to drive the business world, legal departments are often woefully unprepared. However, there are measures that can be taken to lessen the blow.

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Region: Australia, Brazil, European Union, China, Japan, South Korea, United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn more about the guidelines, coverage, compliance responsibilities, and personal information qualifications present in the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, the basic elements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are explained as well as practical steps that can be taken to comply with this new regulation.

Articles
Author
Mark Diamond, CEO & Founder, Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
07/26/2019

In this Quick Overview, learn how to calibrate your organization's efforts to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in regards to data security, unstructured data, paper information, privacy maturity and more.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/30/2019
9 pages

The Association of Corporate Counsel U.S. States' Privacy Capability Maturity Model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization's privacy program. It seeks to gauge program capability across a variety of program elements, taking a "big picture" view on how ready organizations are to comply with these requirements.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
04/18/2019
5 pages

This is a glossary of Information Governance terms.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Region: United States
Audience: New to In-House, Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
01/06/2019
1 pages

The ACC Records Management Program Maturity model provides a detailed maturity model for all aspects of an organization's records program. It seeks to gauge program effectiveness across a variety of program elements, taking a "big picture" view to increase program value.

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Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

If you have your records management policies and processes, Information Governance roadmap, tools, and technology in place, you may think you are done. We are not there yet. The most overlooked and critical piece of records management and large Information Governance programs is employee behavior change management.

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Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

Putting together an effective training program involves working with a communications and training group to understand what kind of communication plans have been successful in the past in the organization and understanding what kind of platforms are available for training. A good training plan lays out the resources and responsibilities for training.

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Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

Putting together an effective training program involves working with a communications and training group to understand what kind of communication plans have been successful in the past in the organization and understanding what kind of platforms are available for training. A good training plan lays out the resources and responsibilities for training.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

While there a number of similarities between California’s CCPA and the European Union’s General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR), there are also a number of differences. This is an article providing an overview of these details.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

When developing a records retention schedule or creating a data map, it is often useful to create an inventory of all the types of information in the enterprise. This article provides an overview of how to inventory that information.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

A key element to executing an effective records management or Information Governance program is ensuring that the right stakeholders are engaged.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

This is a sample policy for offsite records storage cost reduction strategies.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

Sometimes organizations want to refer to outside records management and Information Governance standards and frameworks to ensure their program is both meeting standards as well as industry best practices. The table below details the more prominent frameworks and standards.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

This is an article providing a brief overview of the California Consumer Privacy Act.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

This is a sample of a records management process.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Contoural, Inc.
Publication Date
12/15/2018

The need to defensibly dispose of information is clear. Why is it so difficult for companies to proceed with confidence? There are several common roadblocks.

Resource Details
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Articles
Author
Andrea Meyer and Mark Diamond
Publication Date
12/01/2018
8 pages

Despite the steady transition from paper to electronic-based media over the past two decades, many company records programs are still largely paper-centric. With new compliance challenges on the horizon, these programs require an upgrade.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Information Governance
Source: ACC Docket
Region: Global
Articles
Author
Mark Harrington and Lon Troyer
Publication Date
12/01/2018
8 pages

Despite the steady transition from paper to electronic-based media over the past two decades, many company records programs are still largely paper-centric. With new compliance challenges on the horizon, these programs require an upgrade.

Resource Details
Source: ACC Docket
Region: European Union, United States
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 10/21/2018
85 minutes
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Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Russell Advocaten B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publication Date
08/16/2018

When GDPR was enacted in May 2018, companies throughout the EU needed to have processes in place to guard personal data. Employee data comes in many different forms so Employers need to create processes to safeguard that information.

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