Compliance, Governance, and Ovesight Council (CGOC)

Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council Building Domain Expertise Since 2004 The CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council) is a community of experts in information governance. Its charter is to create a forum in which legal and compliance executives can get the insight, interaction, and information they need to make good business decisions. Established in 2004, it fills the critical practitioners' gap between EDRM and The Sedona Conference. CGOC provides corporate litigation, discovery, and records management leaders and practitioners with educational seminars, benchmarking surveys, group workshops, an annual Summit and retreat, white papers by expert faculty, a professional networking web site, and regional working groups. Founded by PSS Systems, an IBM Company CGOC was founded by Deidre Paknad, President and CEO of PSS Systems, the leading provider of legal holds and retention management software.

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Whitepaper: Information Governance Benchmark Report in Global 1,000 Companies

by Compliance, Governance, and Ovesight Council (CGOC)Oct 13, 2010

Many have talked about the gap between legal and IT, or the importance of records management to enabling more rigorous discovery or information disposal, but no one has measured how big the gap is or assessed what stakeholders on all sides believe is necessary or possible to do in order to close the gap. CGOC, in concert with EDRM and the new Information Management Reference Model project, decided to assess the gap and how companies are addressing it in a first-of-its-kind survey of legal, records, and IT stakeholders from financial services, energy, life sciences, insurance, consumer goods, chemical, and other industries. They were asked what they perceived as the benefits and barriers to better information governance and how well the traditional tools and processes worked. This CGOC Benchmark Report contains the results of the survey, which reveal both genuine consensus on the benefits as well as significant conflict in practices. While 98% of respondents believe defensible disposal is a key result of an information governance program, only 22% of companies were able to dispose of data today, and over 70% claimed their retention schedules were not actionable by IT or could be used only in disposition of physical records.