IGRM Gets a Facelift: eDiscovery Trends

Even though Mary Mack claimed in Monday’s monthly EDRM case law webinar that I post three times a day, it’s actually not that common (mostly two a day). But I thought this warranted a third post today.  The Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) Project Team has released the Final Draft of the IGRM 4.0 diagram for public comment.

The IGRM Project Team is led by Eric Sedwick, Eric Mandel and Lynn Molfetta.  Honoring the work done by previous project contributors, the draft diagram includes equal segments for each business unit to facilitate collaboration, breaks out security and privacy into their separate segments to honor their differences, and adjusts the document lifecycle.

You are invited to send your comments to info@edrm.net by July 9, 2021 – so, hurry if you have them.  EDRM will run parallel with the current version until December 1, 2021, when IGRM Diagram 4.0 will be published in final form, and the previous diagrams will be sunsetted and left available for historical purposes.

In addition to breaking out security and privacy separately, the new IGRM also changes up the center boxes designed to reflect the lifecycle of information, streamlining the flow a bit.  Looks great!

So, what do you think?  Do you like the new IGRM diagram?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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