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Information Governance Requires a Comprehensive and Interrelated Range of Policy Types

Published: 12 May 2015

ID: G00259783

Analyst(s): Andrew White , Saul Judah , Ted Friedman


For too long, organizations have put information governance policies in silos, which hinders information reuse. Chief digital officers and information governance leaders should look at various policy types holistically and decide which policies are most important.

Table Of Contents


  • Which Policies Do You Need? Fundamental Information Governance Policy
    • Confidentiality
    • Integrity
    • Availability
  • Where Should You Start? Setting the Initial Scope of Your Information Governance Program
  • What's Next? Build a Roadmap Toward Increasing Breadth of Policy Types

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