3) What is information governance?

Information governance (IG) is the process of managing information throughout its lifecycle, from creation to disposal. IG encompasses all the policies, procedures, and technologies that an organization uses to manage its information assets.

IG is important because it helps organizations to:

  • Protect their information assets from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. This includes protecting information from cyberattacks, human error, and natural disasters.
  • Comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Many industries are subject to regulations that govern how they can collect, store, and use information. IG can help organizations to comply with these regulations and avoid fines and other penalties.
  • Make effective use of their information assets to support their business goals. IG can help organizations to identify and manage their most important information assets, and to ensure that they are used efficiently and effectively.