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Global impact of EU data protection legislation; top analytics trends of 2016

Three years in the making, EU officials have finally made public a draft of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), an EU-wide legal framework data collection, sharing and privacy standards that are stricter and more comprehensive than its U.S. federal law counterpart. In this week’s Searchlight, Associate Editor Brian Holak talks to two digital information experts to dig into how GDPR will impact U.S. IT leaders.

The International Institute for Analytics (IIA) has released its annual list of data analytics trends for 2016, this year splitting it up into predictions and priorities. Among the highlights: the rise of analytical microservices and data curation tools. Read on a two-part Data Mill, by Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski.

Can CIOs play a role in fighting online terrorism? It’s certainly possible, but it means enterprise CIOs have to be open to sharing intelligence with the government and become hyperaware to all threat signals in their organization. But it will be a while before we get there, writes Features Writer Jason Sparapani on Total CIO.

Telephone networks are not traditionally wired to protect our privacy. In fact when digital phones first came around, their networks were built so that law enforcement was technologically able to easily access communications. Silicon Valley is starting to disrupt that, starting with Apple. But end-to-end encrypted iPhones, available mostly to wealthy people, isn’t enough, argues Christopher Soghoian, principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union.

New CIO handbook hot off the presses: Get a checklist for CIOs looking to support digitally enabled enterprises with ITSM practices; learn as a CTO draws on his own experience how to deliver radical business change with ITSM; and check out a Q&A with ITSM consultant George Spalding on how a well-implemented IT asset management strategy helps protect companies against license compliance audits by software vendors.

TechTarget’s 2015 Annual IT and Careers Survey polled 248 senior IT executives in the U.S. to gather data on their current and future compensation, IT priorities and metrics for success. Get all the details in this handy infographic and see how your stats compare.

Statements of work are key to helping CIOs and other IT professionals keep IT projects on track and meet business objectives. To help, we’ve gathered free statement of work template examples from around the Web.

Having security and privacy coexist is a tough balancing act for businesses today. In this tip, information governance expert Jeffrey Jenkins shares advice on how building PII management mandates into data protection efforts can help.

That’s all we’ve got for this week! Follow our @SearchCIO@SearchCIOSMB and @ITCompliance accounts to get updates on our upcoming stories.

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