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After the Love Has Gone: Anticipating Data Issues in Your Contract Process

Any agreement between two parties begins with the rosy optimism that the good times will last forever. In the world of technology licensing and development, however, we know this is rarely the case. While this blog has previously considered data security oversight by the board of directors of the company, it is also important for … Continue Reading

What if companies treated their money like their information?

I’m here at RabbitHole, Inc., talking with the company’s Manager of Money in his office, which is buried in the Facilities Department, down in the building’s basement. I’m interviewing him to get a better sense of how RabbitHole manages money as a corporate asset. Pardon my asking, but how much money does RabbitHole have? “Frankly, … Continue Reading

Failing to fix is fixing to fail (or get hacked)

While data breaches have become a common occurrence, the epic breach of the Office of Personal Management (“OPM”) records stands out for many reasons. The hackers obtained PII on at least 21.5 million people and accessed highly confidential background check and security clearance information, including personal details such as fingerprint data and financial history. But what … Continue Reading

90% of information governance is half contracting

Yogi Berra will be missed, but his wisdom will endure. Who else could have observed “No one goes there nowadays. It’s too crowded”? The information governance equivalent is “No one has information anymore. There’s too much of it.” In the last decade we have witnessed the systemic utilitization of computing power. Data used to be housed predominantly … Continue Reading

IG perspective: adding social media to workplace websites

Old-school company intranets are like soooo boring. Why not juice things up? Sure, we’ll keep the one-directional content (employee policies, company announcements, etc.), but let’s add a dynamic platform for employee interactive training modules, capturing employee responses and quiz results. Why stop there – how about a message board for employees, to turn dull company … Continue Reading

Department of Education model student privacy terms for app and online educational service agreements

The U.S. Department of Education is urging institutions to include privacy protections that reach beyond the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in contracts with app and other online educational service providers. Guidance from the Department’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (including model contract terms and a basic employee training video) provides insight on Department … Continue Reading
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