Data Governance is an important component of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Heidi Maher’s recent post discussing GDPR and information governance makes an essential point with the upcoming regulations. Maher’s discussion of Article 32 of the forthcoming GDPR is needed however, the mention of information governance, and even data governance is worth noting.

The Scope of Data Governance

Gartner defines information governance as the “specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to ensure appropriate behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles and policies, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals.”

In January of 2017, we released a blog on 13 Reasons to Update Your Outdated Security Policy. A variety of reasons were listed as to why this is important, including organizations lacking (Read more...)