We provide business consulting, regulatory and investigatory services to help corporates with the governance and management of data.
Data includes all types of transactional, social, image and metadata and our advice includes the review and verification of third party data management obligations.
We advise on issues from strategic level assessments of business needs, risks and governance models through to advice on how to manage data in terms of ownership, process and supporting IT tools.
Companies are facing rising customer and regulator expectations regarding data management combined with a complex mix of on-premise, managed and cloud-based service solutions. Management often does not know what data it has; who owns it; or how it is managed. This results in exposure to unknown compliance risk, potential claims and poor data quality and security.
With our unique legal perspective we work with clients to develop a strategic business-driven approach to data governance and management that recognises the need to cater for a wide range of legal, legislative and compliance requirements. Examples include BYOD security policies; licensing and management of digital rights; and meeting Payment Card Industry DSS obligations
By clarifying data ownership, data protection, data security and wider legislative requirements in the compliance landscape at an early stage, we help you to develop specific data strategy and management action plans which meet key risks whilst maximising business value and flexibility. This may include representing critical data ownership and compliance requirements in the tools used to manage enterprise architectures or making sure critical data management requirements are represented in third party supplier arrangements.