ACC Information Governance Network Newsletter (Oct 2018)
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Message from the Chair

IG Network members,
This will be my last "Message from the Chair" to the members of the IG Network.  I have to say that it has been a pleasure working with such a great organization and I am very comfortable that I am leaving you all in extremely competent hands.  The team has done a fantastic job in ensuring that some really great Legal Quick Hits are already on the radar for the balance of 2018 and going into 2019.  Our newsletter is going out on a timely basis, we have some great sessions set up for the annual meeting, and we implemented programs for the international contingent.
I’m pleased to report that our sponsor Contoural has agreed to stay on as our sponsor going forward.  I cannot say enough how pleased I am because Mark Diamond, Carlos and the entire Contoural team has done a fantastic job in not only meeting their contractual obligations to the network, but has gone well over and above our expectations.  Please make sure and take a look at our website page at all of the content that they have created for your benefit.  Additionally, they have several training programs coming up that they have graciously extended to our members.
For those attending the annual meeting, we have our Network luncheon scheduled for Monday at 1:15-2:30, so drop by and say hello, perhaps even raise your hand to take on a role on the board.  Please also make sure that you attend and support our speakers for the three sessions that the IG Network is currently sponsoring this year.  We have some great topics and speakers lined up for you.
As you all know, the board is a collaboration of in house counsel that have volunteered their time and talents.  I cannot say thank you enough to everyone that participated this year and helped to further information governance.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the annual meeting and remain forever, a servant of information governance and available to you.
Your Chair,
Linda Sharp

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Leadership Roster




Linda Sharp
ZL Technologies

Vice Chair

James Carroll
Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation


Megan Hertzler
Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Advocacy Chair

Brian Klemm

Publications Chair

Jessica Leavitt
NetScout Systems, Inc.

Communications Chair

Taa Grays

Program Chair - Legal Quick Hits

Alexander Arato
NeuLion, Inc. 

Program Chair - Annual Meeting

Matthew Nelson

Subcommittee Chair - Global Liaison Elizabeth Atlee
CBRE, Inc. 
Immediate Past Chair

L. Shawn Cheadle
Lockheed Martin Space

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IG at the 2018 ACC Annual Meeting


Monday, October 22

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Presented by the Information Governance Network
Curricula: Compliance, Information Governance, Law Department Management/Legal Operations, Technology
Room: Ballroom FG
Meghan Brosnahan, Director, Sutter Health
Kerry Childe, Senior Corporate Counsel, Best Buy Co., Inc.
Tom Mighell, Vice President of Service Delivery, Contoural, Inc.
Matthew Nelson, Associate General Counsel, Privacy & VP Advisory Services, DiscoverReady

Trying to assert some management over electronic files, emails, paper documents and data? Concerned about compliance, litigation and risk reduction? Companies are upgrading their paper-centric records management functions to more comprehensive “information governance” programs, but the most difficult part is just getting started. Knowing the steps to take, in what order, is critical. Jumping in with an incomplete and ill-fitting plan can cause a program to stall out or even fail, while a well-designed plan can drive a successful program forward. With the guidance of IG aces, attendees will explore key program elements; assess their current state and determine how much they need to do; gather suggestions for sequencing to promote effectiveness; review sample program plans for insight regarding how to develop a good plan; and learn how to get started quickly and keep momentum over time.
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Information Governance Network Business Meeting
Room: Meeting Room 8AB

All ACC members are invited! You don't have to be an IG network member to attend and attendance doesn't mean you have to make a time commitment. Participation in ACC Networks offers an opportunity to benchmark with peers and recognized industry leaders. These meetings, limited to ACC members, are an opportunity to participate in planning for future programming.

4:30 PM 6:00 PM Presented by the Information Governance Network
Curricula: Business & Management, Information Governance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Technology
Room: Ballroom E
Megan Hertzler, Director Enterprise Information Governance, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Andrea Meyer, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Foundation for California Community Colleges
Tom Mighell, Vice President of Service Delivery, Contoural, Inc.

Once you create or update a records retention schedule, how do you actually execute it? Traditional, paper-centric retention processes and procedures don’t work well in environments dominated by electronic information. Worse, many employees are convinced they need to save everything forever and engage in “underground archiving” practices that thwart policies and drive up risks and costs. In a follow-up to the AM17 session on creating a schedule, records retention experts will discuss how to implement a policy and schedule not only for paper, but also for electronic information. Learn how to prevent employees from hoarding documents, keep records retention simple with the “five-second rule,” determine where and how much auto-classification technologies can be applied, and develop smart employee behavior change management strategies. Finally, understand how your well-implemented records program complements and drives better e-discovery, privacy and other compliance activities.

Tuesday, October 23

Tuesday, October 23
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Presented by the Information Governance Network
Curricula: Information Governance, Technology
Room: Meeting Room 11
Shannon Clark, Director, Data Privacy - Global Compliance, CBRE, Inc.
Taa Grays, VP & Associate General Counsel - Information Governance, MetLife
Linda Sharp, Associate General Counsel, ZL Technologies
Scott Whipps, Dept Mgr, Records and Information Governance, Honda North America, Inc.

So your executive team wants an information governance initiative, but won’t cut loose any money? The key is reallocating resources and leveraging partnerships, not asking for more money. Join this session to learn to identify resources and partners that your company likely already has, and how to leverage them to offset the costs of building a new initiative.

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Upcoming Programs

Webcasts (CLE/CPD Eligible)

Executing Your Records Retention Schedule
November 8, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST/ 7:00 PM GMT

Creating and/or updating your records retention schedule is only the first step. The next step, is actually executing it. Traditionally, retention processes and procedures have been paper-centric and it’s been proven that they don’t work well in environments dominated by electronic information. In this webcast, records retention experts will discuss how you can dust off your records retention schedule and execute it in your organization as well as how a well-implemented records program can be a foundation for a useful, larger Information Governance program that drives better privacy and compliance activities.


Mark Diamond
CEO, Contoural



Legal Quick Hits

After the GDPR – How to Build a Sustainable Privacy Program by Harmonizing Existing and Emerging Privacy Regulations
November 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM EST/ 7:00 PM GMT

Join members from Navigant’s GDPR and data privacy practice while they share methods to map the requirements from existing privacy regulations to emerging privacy regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and the ePrivacy Regulation.  Sustainable privacy programs are not reactive in nature.  Rather sustainable privacy programs are built on frameworks which can be applied to emerging privacy regulations with minimal change.  As individual countries and states introduce their own new privacy regulations, we need to identify the overlap amongst each regulation so the we can maintain costs and efficiencies.  In this webinar, Navigant will discuss how it harmonizes data privacy and information security standards including requirements from GDPR, NYDFS, the California Consumer Privacy Act, NIST cybersecurity, and the ePrivacy Regulation in an effort to build long-term and sustainable data privacy roadmaps for it’s clients.


David Manek
Naviagant Consulting


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Sponsor's Corner

Contoural is the largest independent provider of strategic Information Governance consulting services, including Records and Information Management, Litigation Readiness and Control of Privacy and Sensitive Information. Contoural sells no products and serves as a trusted advisor for more than 30% of the Fortune 500, mid-sized organizations and public sector clients. Based in the heart of Silicon Valley in Los Altos, CA and with team members located all throughout the country, we provide a full suite of innovative and high-value consulting services to help our clients develop, launch and execute comprehensive Information Governance initiatives. As the largest independent provider in this space, we are growing. We have a seasoned, diverse consulting team with an average of more than 20 years of experience. We are passionate about our clients’ success.

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Job Listings

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