Information Governance British Standards
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“Information can have great value as an organisational asset but can be a toxic liability if not handled properly”. UK Information Commissioner’s Annual Report 2007/08
Advances in new technologies now make it easier for organizations to collect personal data and provide more targeted services to their customers. However, these same advances may cause concern about privacy, especially regarding proportionality and retention of personal information.
Whilst data breaches are rarely out of the headlines, most of high-profile cases are not caused by hackers or thieves, but by bad business processes and policies.
Information governance - increasingly seen as a critical component of corporate governance - is not just about ensuring information is secure. Good information governance covers the management, sharing and retention of information, so that an organization can meet its corporate objectives, customer needs and regulatory obligations
All organizations ‑ whether public, private or third (not-for-profit) sector ‑ face an ever-increasing challenge of information governance. It is a challenge that can be met by an effective governance methodology underpinned by standards.
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