Fortune 1000 Corporations Share Insights for Information Governance Programs
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced findings from its Technology segment’s 11th Advice from Counsel study of e-discovery and information governance (“IG”) trends, which revealed key themes that can help organizations support the modern workplace while keeping data secure and retrievable for legal or regulatory needs.
The report shares tactical recommendations from Fortune 1000 corporations in various stages of IG policy implementation, all of which are facing data security challenges. When asked how to create an IG framework that protects data while staying adaptive to the rapidly evolving regulatory requirements, respondents identified multiple key themes. From determining first steps to preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) in the European Union, the report provides corporate compliance and e-discovery professionals with experience-based advice.
Highlights from the study include key recommendations such as:
- Establish a Roadmap: One-third of respondents recommend conducting a data assessment to help focus the development of an IG program.
- Prioritize Data Remediation: Ninety percent of respondents do not know how much data they are managing and are frustrated with runaway data volumes.
- Leverage Opportunities During Microsoft Office 365 Migration: Porting data from legacy systems to new cloud applications provides corporations with a unique opportunity to hone IG and e-discovery processes.
“Any one of the practical steps suggested by the participants can better position corporations in securing their most sensitive data,” said Jake Frazier, a Senior Managing Director in the Technology segment at FTI Consulting and Head of its Information Governance & Compliance Services (“IG&CS”) practice. “Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to protecting your company from data breaches or ensuring regulatory compliance, the Advice from Counsel study demonstrates actionable recommendations from proactive organizations that are realizing common benefits.”