Information governance starts with treating information as a valuable business asset. The rise of mobile data, social media, and file sharing has made it imperative that organisations invest in a multi-jurisdictional, cross-disciplinary body of systems which regulate and control the use of data.
There is currently no overarching information governance legislation in the UK; however, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – implemented by the Data Protection Act 2018, and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 provide some parts of the compliance jigsaw, alongside international regulations such as the California Consumer Privacy Act 2018 and Japan’s Act on Access to Information Held by Administrative Organs in 1999. However, companies must also have robust policies and procedures regarding information flow and its use, as well as high-security standards. And these systems must be alive to the constant developments around data sources and cybersecurity threats.
Blending expertise and technology
Lineal’s information governance services blend expertise and technology to identify, understand, and manage risk. We implement programmes and workflows to guarantee that vital, valuable information is managed securely, efficiently and in accordance with both domestic and international law.
We consult and coordinate with in-house counsel, law firms, and IT teams to identify, classify, normalise and analyse big data, establishing automated processes to deliver critical information to stakeholders in real time.
Early identification of risk
We have developed profiles for various high-risk behaviours and correspondence and can identify compliance breaches before the regulators do. This is vital, not only for maintaining compliance, but for reputational management. Data breaches and cyber fraud and attacks hit the headlines every day, damaging not only consumer confidence, but the trust investors and shareholders have in an organisation. By having clear information governance policy and risk-management procedures, you can demonstrate to stakeholders and potential investors that you take your duties and responsibilities in their domain seriously.
Defensible data standards
Certified to ISO27001:2017, Lineal employs industry best practises to identify, collect, export, and host our clients’ data to a defensible standard. We assist our clients to ensure their own web and mobile application security, web infrastructure and help reduce the risk of unauthorised access and activity.