The What, Where, When, Who, Why of Organization Data Maps: Information Governance Best Practices

As part of the Educational partnership between Ipro and eDiscovery Today that was announced recently, I’m excited to say that I will be writing a new weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog, to supplement the excellent educational content that Jim Gill and the Ipro team regularly provide!  Just like I do on eDiscovery Today, I will write educational posts about a variety of topics related to eDiscovery, cybersecurity and data privacy.

Today’s weekly blog post for Ipro’s blog concludes my two part series about updating your organization Data Map, In Part One last week, I discussed what a Data Map is, why it’s important, best practices for better Data Mapping and two drivers for Data Mapping in 2020.  This week, I discuss the What, Where, When, Who and Why of organization data maps and the questions it needs to answer to be meaningful and useful for your organization.  I also identify a very useful resource for data map templates that also address requirements to track individual data to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) privacy laws.

So, what are the What, Where, When, Who and Why of organization data maps and where can you find the useful resource for data map templates?  You can find out on Ipro’s blog here.  Don’t worry, it’s just one extra click!  And, of course, I’ll still be continuing to write plenty of posts on eDiscovery Today as well!

So, what do you think?  Does your organization have a data map?   Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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