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Ask the Expert: Blockchain FAQ

1.) Is blockchain software secure? This question is likely the first thing an IT professional will ask. Many news articles have publicized “hacks” in which thieves made off with millions in Bitcoin and other digital currency. The recent Coincheck heist and the famous Mt. Gox hack are classic examples. However, security vulnerabilities in blockchain are…

Blockchain for Information Governance

Blockchain for Information Governance: Vetting a Solution

In the last article, we explored potential uses for blockchain technology in records management and information governance. Several startups have pilot projects for blockchain records management software, but none have been brought to market yet. Once blockchain software solutions are available, organizations thinking about a switch to blockchain should carefully consider the ways the software…

Blockchain technology's uses in Information Governance

Blockchain for Information Governance: The IG Use Case

In the previous article, we looked at some of the basic features of blockchain technology. While Bitcoin and blockchain have made a splash in the payments space, many investors and futurists also herald blockchain technology’s potential to reshape other business and economic sectors. The value of blockchain’s immutable, uninterruptible, incorruptible framework doesn’t end with payment…

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GDPR Compliance Prep for US Companies

The clock is ticking on the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’re less than one year away from when the GDPR comes into force, May 25, 2018. This new regulation imposes sweeping privacy protection requirements on any entities that oversee personal data operations or process personal data in the…

Electronic Signatures and Digital Signatures. What’s the Difference?

Electronic signatures and digital signatures are often used interchangeably in conversations, but they carry significant legal, evidentiary, and practical differences within the context of records management. Electronic signatures are any form of endorsement or assent captured electronically and adopted with the intent to sign a document. They can include printed facsimiles of ordinary signatures, typed…

The Panama Papers: Avoiding the Headlines

The recent leak of the Panama Papers and the ensuing scandal has exposed a host of clandestine financial activities implicating people and companies around the globe.  Although the Panama Papers scandal represents the largest (11 million documents, 2.6 terabytes) and most geopolitically disruptive data leak to date, it is highly unlikely that it will be…