Putting Information Governance on the (Data) Map: Data Privacy Trends

I see what they did there!  In their last article, Compliance discussed several ways data privacy has driven changes to eDiscovery and litigation. The increased focus on data privacy has even arguably led to putting information governance on the map for organizations that previously didn’t place an emphasis on managing their data.

Their latest article in the data privacy series (Data Privacy is Helping Put Information Governance on the (Data) Map) discusses several ways data privacy has been putting information governance on the map.  Here’s one of them:

Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) and Data Privacy


People forget this, but the very first information governance model didn’t even consider privacy stakeholders. When EDRM’s Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) was first created in 2010, it was originally designed to support four stakeholder groups within an organization: legal, records information management (RIM), information technology (IT) and business (i.e., other business units). There was no inclusion of stakeholder requirements for privacy and security in the first two iterations of the IGRM.

However, it didn’t take very long for privacy and security to be added to IGRM. In 2012, EDRM announced v3.0 of IGRM including privacy & security as a stakeholder group, along with the original four groups, stating in their announcement that “[w]ith respect to privacy and personal information, companies must be cognizant of laws and ‘best practices’ governing transparency and classification at the point of creation, must understand how the data may be collected, used/processed, and where the data may flow (i.e., cross-border data transfers).” Since then, the link between information governance and data privacy has been unmistakable as understanding your data is the first step to protecting it.

So, what are the other ways data privacy has been putting information governance on the map? Find out here.  And please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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