The New Governance of Data and Privacy: Moving beyond compliance to performance

by Malcolm Crompton and Michael Trovato

The New Governance of Data and Privacy

In this updated guide to privacy governance, the authors begin by providing an overview of the technological, business and regulatory developments that converge to define data as both an asset and a liability in today’s privacy landscape.

They then cover key national, regional and international privacy regimes. Finally, they provide practical advice on establishing and overseeing privacy culture, frameworks and future-oriented practice.

The book concludes with a list of key questions for directors to consider on the governance of data and privacy, and the opportunities and risks it represents from both a compliance and performance perspective.

"With the digitisation of everything, rising surveillance capitalism, intensive national security monitoring and large intelligence gathering activities, organisational boards worldwide have moved beyond seeing privacy as just a compliance line item.

The above quote is the main premise of Malcolm Crompton and Michael Trovato’s The New Governance of Data and Privacy, and the questions they are prompting directors to ask of their organisations could not be more timely:

  • Have we discharged our privacy governance obligations?
  • Are we treating data with the same respect as any other major class of financial asset?
  • What is the value of our data, to our stakeholders and non-stakeholders?
  • How do we reasonably protect and ethically use our data?
  • How can we increase performance and innovate using technology?

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Malcolm Crompton AM FAICD
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Malcolm Crompton AM FAICD was Australia’s Privacy Commissioner from 1999 to 2004. He is Founder and Lead Privacy Advisor at Information Integrity Solutions (IIS), a global consultancy specialising in data protection, privacy and security. His expert team assists organisations around the world with building trust and innovative privacy solutions. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for significant service to public administration, particularly to data protection, identity management and to the community. Malcolm’s international reputation for privacy governance was recognised by his peers when he received the Privacy Leadership award from the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP) in 2012. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional from the same organisation. Malcolm authored Privacy Governance: A Guide to Privacy Risk and Opportunity for Directors and Boards (2014, Australian Institute of Company Directors).

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Michael S Trovato GAICD
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Michael S Trovato GAICD is an outcome-oriented, internationally recognised cybersecurity, privacy, risk and technology leader where he has balanced risk, investment and compliance to protect value, brand and reputation while driving innovation. He also invests in and qualifies innovative privacy and cybersecurity solutions. He is Managing Director at Information Integrity Solutions (IIS) and Global Practice Leader Cyber Security for Internal Consulting Group (ICG). Formerly he has held lead roles in the EY Cyber Security Asia Pacific, Oceania and FSO Practices; NAB Group, as GM Technology Risk and Security; KPMG, as Northeast US Partner Information Risk Management; Salomon Brothers, as Senior Internal Auditor; and at MasterCard International, as Principal, Program Omni, a global technology transformation. He is a board director of the Australian Information Security Association (AISA) and the ISACA Melbourne Chapter, and a member of the National Standing Committee on Digital Trade. He is also a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).

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  • Authors: Malcolm Crompton and Michael Trovato
  • Print ISBN: 9781876604981
  • epub ISBN: 9781876604684
  • Publisher: Australian Institute of Company Directors

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