Chris Dale of the eDisclosure Information Project caught up with Barclay T. Blair (IGI Founder and Executive Director) at InnoXcell’s Legal Big Data Symposium in Hong Kong in March. Barclay discussed differences he observed between the US IG market and that in Hong Kong. He noted that the US is probably ahead of other global markets in terms of adopting IG policies, in part, because of experience garnered through litigation. But, he observed, Hong Kong is not far behind.
“The big variable that’s different, of course, is the effect of litigation on information governance practices. In the US, litigation is such a driving force in a way that is globally quite unique. Certainly it’s not the same factor here in Hong Kong. But what’s interesting is that, I think that a lot of the technology that’s been developed in the kind of trial by fire in the US to solve a lot of information challenges is very useful to banks and other institutions here in Hong Kong,” said Barclay.
Barclay noted the IGI’s interest in the development of information governance practices globally and discussed IGI’s efforts to benchmark organizations as part of the 2014 IGI Annual Report.