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Data governance 'vital to protect information'

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Data quality and governance need to be focal points for organizations looking to protect important information, it has been suggested.

According to an article by ITWeb, the Data Governance Institute has claimed that these issues should be afforded a great deal of importance if companies want to avoid data leaks.

Data expert Bill Hoggarth explained to the news provider that there are still issues that need to be addressed, such as increasing the importance of data governance.

"This is best achieved through positioning data governance within the broader landscape of information as an asset, driving growth, competitive advantage and shareholder value," he added.

Furthermore, the website highlighted that the responsibility for monitoring data is a company-wide one.

Earlier this year, a blog post for the Smart Data Collective website claimed that the abundance of data now available to businesses means that data quality and governance are now more important than ever.

In addition, the article stated that companies are presented with a new challenge because of the numerous places that data can now be collated from.

Posted by Paul Newton