What Is Data Governance?
Data governance refers to how an organization creates, collects, retains and uses data. An organization with a well-implemented data governance practice will have identified owners – or stewards – of enterprise data, formal processes for managing it through the lifecycle, and a governing body for enforcing and ensuring compliance with those processes. So in essence, data governance explains an organization’s philosophy on information collection, use and management. This is a big job that literally grows every day, given the amount of data in the expanding digital universe. Learn more about our definition of data governance.