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7 Best Practices for Information Governance

Created on July 29, 2022

Director - Solution Team Consultants at Exterro

Information governance is the set of rules used to control the creation, management, storage, and ultimately the disposition of data within an organization. It governs data from paper files, phone records, and voicemails to electronic data like emails, spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, database records, and new types of electronically stored information (ESI). As a definition, it works well, but in practice, it doesn’t necessarily tell you how to get from identifying the need for IG to having an effective, functioning set of policies and procedures. Fortunately, in Exterro’s Basics of E-Discovery... Read More

The Basics of E-Discovery: Information Governance

Created on August 3, 2018

Director - Solution Team Consultants at Exterro

Defining Information GovernanceThe leading business analyst firm Gartner defines information governance (IG) 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.” That definition sure is a mouthful, but really what it boils down to is quite a bit simpler: Information governance is the set of rules organizations use to... Read More