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7 Hallmarks of Effective Compliance Programs

For many compliance professionals, the concept of an effective compliance program is not a new one. The problem lies with trying to decrypt what effective really means, what regulators actually look for, and how you can prove your program is effective. Many people argue that the true goal of compliance is to create and implement […]

Information Governance and GDPR

As we ring in 2018, we are reminded that in less than six short months, the General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) will go into full effect. This regulation will have a profound global impact on every company that handles or deals with the personal data of any EU citizen regardless of a company’s geographic location. […]

Business Intelligence and the Legal Department of Tomorrow

Today’s “nice to haves” are tomorrow’s necessities. Start planning now for the opportunities and challenges you’ll need to engage five years down the road and beyond. In a short span of time, enterprise technology has fueled the transformation of corporate legal operations from an administrative cost center to a strategic asset. The current wave of […]

GRC20/20 GDPR Solution Perspective on PolicyHub

In this era of big data and new compliance regulations, managing your policies through manual processes that include hundreds or thousands of documents, spreadsheets, and emails is simply not viable. It’s not a stretch to say that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is one of the most talked about highly anticipated regulations today as […]

Reflections from Compliance Week Europe

Last week our team headed off to Amsterdam to attend Compliance Week Europe, where Mitratech was a sponsor and also participated in speaking sessions. The conference was well attended and attracted compliance professionals from many different countries around the globe. I found that listening first hand to various inspiring compliance speakers, all experts in their […]

How We Use PolicyHub at Mitratech

Not too many software companies actually use the software they develop, but I’m very glad to say that we’ve recently implemented our own policy management software solution, PolicyHub, here at Mitratech. Over the past few years, we’ve experienced rapid organizational growth – nearly doubling our employee count. As with any growth in headcount, it became […]

5 Empowering Ways GDPR Will Affect Consumers

Issues surrounding data privacy and protection seem to be getting quite a bit of press and attention especially over the last few years. Most recently, Equifax announced that the personal information of over 140 million of their users had been breached. Other incidents like this as well soft privacy laws have made the privacy and […]

How Mature is Your Organization’s Compliance Function?

We recently released a new e-book: Improving Collaboration between Legal, Compliance and Operational Risk that includes real-world examples and experiences from Morae Global, HMSHost, Systemax, and Exelon. One section of this e-book focuses on the maturity level of the compliance function within organizations. Today, there are an increasing number of regulatory requirements and enforcement actions […]

Where Does Your Compliance Team Sit Within Your Organization?

For organizations in any industry, managing risk and compliance is no different – maintaining communication lines between different departments is crucial. With the increasing number of regulatory requirements and enforcement actions, there has been a growing attention to business ethics overall around business operations, data retention and other business practices. Collaboration between legal, risk, and […]