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:
- Data Architecture
- Data Modelling & Design
- Data Storage and Operations
- Data Security
- Data Integration and Interoperability
- Documents & Content
- Reference & Master Data
- Data Warehousing & Business Intelligence
- Data Quality
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).
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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