What is data governance?
The origins of data governance are in information management, which centres on best practices for data collection, storage, archiving and purging. There is also a long-standing connection to privacy and access to information policy and standards. Common elements of ‘data governance’ include collection, privacy, usage, synthesis/analysis, control, publication, storage, and archiving/disposal.
What role do standards play in data governance?
The nature of data and its ever-increasing movement from individuals to organizations and between various entities in the public, private and civil spheres is driving a need to adopt standards to address how data is structured, governed and secured. This effort is a major concern for Standards Development Organizations (SDOs). Standards for data governance grow from previous standardization requirements for information management, which evolved to address a business environment transformed by industrial automation. In addition to SDOs, industry-led consortia and open-source platforms also continue to play a role in information and communication technology standards which generally include data standards in their scope.