It is often stated that information is the new oil. Some of the most highly valued companies in the world today have virtually no tangible assets. Instead, their value is driven by information, how they use and monetize it.
With the advent of Big Data and analytics, mobile devices and the Internet of Things, we have entered the nascent stages of exploiting the power of information and connectivity. We also are uncovering the legal risks associated with using information. Those risks extend well beyond conventional data breaches and can affect a company’s most important asset, its brand. The good news is that those risks can be mitigated, if companies are aware of their existence and confront them proactively.
My passion is to bring attention to both the benefits and risks associated with the use of information. Striking the right balance between maximizing the value of information and avoiding information-related liability is a key challenge in today’s economy. Through my work, I strive to shine a light on these issues and encourage companies to fully consider them as they endeavor to successfully compete in the world marketplace.
Through this site, I will endeavor to keep you informed about the latest trends in information-related trends, emerging issues, and the exciting opportunities, and associated risks, that should be considered.