Give and take: achieving the right balance for effective data governance

Data used to be something that you could count on – factual information used for reasoning. It’s not so simple anymore as data has become a hologram – it looks real but lacks substance. Data governance is about establishing trust and belief between the company and data stakeholders in a give-and-take relationship.

Mitigating risk in the age of big data

It’s been said that in a digital century, ‘data is the new gold’ and there is no question that data, correctly leveraged, can deliver huge benefits. Over 87 per cent of company value today is now in intangible assets, and data together with brand, software code and confidential information are critical to everyday business.

Whatsapp messages: admissible in court?

Whatsapp is a text messaging application that is used by more than 1 billion users in more than 180 countries. Its use has become so prevalent that it has become a primary mode of communication for many individuals.

Artificial intelligence

AI technology hit the headlines in 2016 when AlphaGo beat the world’s top Go players. In fact, the technology has been around for some time, and, as Joseph Chu and Charlie Wang of Deloitte China explain, is fast becoming an essential part of work forces around the world.

International corporate governance perspectives

CSSA held its 2015 Premier Corporate Governance Conference at the Wanderers Club, Johannesburg on 27 and 28 October 2015. A panel discussion on international corporate governance was held with participation from six member countries of CSIA. The panelists covered a wide range of issues, reflecting common trends in different jurisdictions as well as challenges specific to a jurisdiction.

Computershare announces sponsorship of the corporate secretaries international association

Computershare (ASX: CPU) today announced it has signed a further sponsorship agreement with the Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA). Launched at the World Bank headquarters in Paris on 22 March 2010, with Computershare as the founding sponsor, CSIA is an international federation of professional bodies which promotes best practices in corporate governance, compliance and secretarial advisory services.

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