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January 13, 2020

ABA releases Business Law book on navigating the information universe

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2020 — With new technology comes new information-related business benefits and legal risks. To help make sense of a company's information universe, the American Bar Association Business Law Section has published “The Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Information Universe,” which provides an understanding of “everything information” that may impact a company. This valuable resource covers business and legal implications of Big Data, records retention, information security, Internet of Things and more.

This 204-page easy-to-use primer, written by Randolph A. Kahn and Eugene Stavrou, is a comprehensive guide arranged into 20 rules that provide an overarching understanding of “everything information.” Each rule includes an Executive Takeaway, Background Information and Business and Legal Implications.

About the authors:

  • Randolph A. Kahn is an acclaimed speaker, advisor and author of dozens of published works including “Privacy Nation,” “Information Nation: Seven Keys to Information Management Compliance” and “E-Mail Rules.” He is a frequent contributor to the ABA’s Business Law Today. As founder of Kahn Consulting, Inc., he leads a team of information management, regulatory, compliance and technology professionals who are consultants and advisors on information issues to major institutions around the globe.
  • Eugene Stavrou has developed award-winning compliance software and is a respected practitioner and speaker on corporate compliance, information governance, privacy and legal technology. He is a certified compliance and ethics professional and a certified information privacy professional.

What others are saying about “The Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Information Universe:”

“Information is now a C-suite and board-level concern. This comprehensive yet high-level guide by prominent industry veterans provides executives with practical guidance to manage what has become a board-level risk for many organizations.”

 — Adam Bendell, CEO, Toniic; and former chief technology counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

 “This straight talk guide helps a business leader understand how to navigate this brave new chaotic world to make the right business decisions to leverage the company’s most valuable asset, information.”

— Taa Grays, MetLife vice president and associate general counsel

 “A provocative and prescriptive tour of the issues and opportunities facing business executives regarding the transformative deployment and precarious well-being of their organization’s most valuable asset.”

Doug Laney, best-selling author of “Infonomics”

“Kahn and Stavrou have created an eminently valuable roadmap to championing information as a corporate asset. A must read for every executive. Bravo!”

 — Jay Cohen, former chief compliance officer at a global financial institution

Title:                      “The Executive’s Guide to Navigating the Information Universe
Publisher:              ABA Business Law Section
Pages:                   204 pages
Product Code:       5070777
ISBN:                     978-1-64105-581-9
Size:                      6x9
Binding:                Paperback
Price:                     $44.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Katrina Krause at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Katrina Krause, ABA Business Law Section, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654

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