What Is Data Governance?

Written by Caitlin Davidson

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Data Governance Defined

Data governance is the management of  usability, management, security and integrity of data.  Simply, its role is to ensure that a businesses data, is understandable, correct, complete, trustworthy, and secure.

This type of governance is critical to businesses as they are relying more heavily on data to make business decisions, optimize operations and to improve profitability.

Data Governance covers a range of areas including:

Without or with poor data governance, businesses could be susceptible to data inconsistencies and be non-compliant with new data privacy and protection laws, such as the European Union’s GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

If you are an Indicative customer, we encourage you customers review our Terms of Service (here) and our Privacy Policy (here) to familiarize themselves with our personal information and data protection policies. In addition to these, we’ve developed GDPR-compliant and CCPA-compliant data protection addenda, which are available upon request.

As your third-party data processor, we remind you that it is your responsibility to ensure that any additional data being collected and sent to Indicative is compliant with local laws and regulations.

In Data Defined, we help make the complex world of data more accessible by explaining some of the most complex aspects of the field.

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