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Facebook’s data woes continue to dominate the headlines and further highlight the importance of having an enterprise-wide view of data assets. The high-profile case is somewhat different than other prominent data scandals as it wasn’t a “breach,” per se. But questions of negligence persist, and in all cases, data governance is an issue. This week,...

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The Facebook scandal has highlighted the need for organizations to understand and apply the five pillars of data governance readiness. All eyes were on Mark Zuckerberg this week as he testified before the U.S. Senate and Congress on Facebook’s recent data drama. A statement from Facebook indicates that the data snare was created due to...

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It’s important that business leaders foster organizational support for their data governance efforts. The clock is counting down to the May 25 effective date for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). With the deadline just a stone’s throw away, organizations need to ensure they are data governance-ready. We’re continuing our blog series on the Five...

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“Facebook at the center of global reckoning on data governance.” This headline from a March 19 article in The Wall Street Journal sums up where we are. With only two months until the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect, we’re going to see more headlines about improper data governance (DG) – leading to...

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In light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect in just three months, an understanding of data governance readiness has become paramount. Organizations need to make sure they’re ready to meet the world’s most comprehensive data privacy law’s requirements: Understanding all the systems in which personal data is located and all the interactions...

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If you’re a data professional, data governance and GDPR are likely at the top of your agenda right now. Because if your organization exists within the European Union (EU) or trades with the EU, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect your operations. Despite this fact, only 6% of organizations say they are “completely...

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In the past, justifying data governance was notoriously difficult. The siloed nature of Data Governance 1.0, and its lack of focus on adding value meant buy-in was low. While housing data governance (DG) within IT might have made sense in its early stage, data and data governance has evolved. Today, we generate a staggering 2.5...

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May, but a new study reveals that most organizations are overwhelmingly unprepared. The State of Data Governance Report finds that only 6% of respondents consider themselves completely prepared for GDPR. That means a shocking 94% of the organizations surveyed are not ready for what is...

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As the applications for data have grown, so too have the data governance use cases. And the legacy, IT-only approach to data governance, Data Governance 1.0, has made way for the collaborative, enterprise-wide Data Governance 2.0. In addition to increasing data applications, Data Governance 1.0’s decline is being hastened by recurrent failings in its implementation....

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In response to growing interest about data governance (DG), we’ve compiled a list of the data governance blog posts from 2017 you have to read. Data industry analysts, thought-leaders and commentators largely agree that DG will have a significant influence on 2018 data trends. Whether in response to tighter regulations (see our GDPR series here)...

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