Information Governance (IG) refers to any process by which an organisation institutes and enforces policies, structures and/or procedures which are intended to manage or control the access of information within that organisation and externally. Whilst closely tied to eDiscovery, it is very much its own field.
High profile incidents such as the Ashley Madison and Talk Talk hacks have certainly raised awareness of such issues.
- The goal of any IG system varies between organisations, but often include ensuring that:
All information is used in an ethical manner
All data use is compliant with law and/or industry standards
The organisation’s employees can access the data they need to work or make business decisions
The data available to employees is accurate and reliable
The costs of managing, storing and working with the data are minimised
The data or its manner of storage do not present a legal or financial risk to the organisation
The data itself is secure and confidential within specific limits
- Typical opportunities in this sector include:
Information Governance Officer
Information Governance Manager
Information Security Manager
Information Security Analyst
Data Protection Officer
Records Information Manager
Chief Security Officer
Chief Privacy Officer
Information Governance Consultant
Many eDiscovery practitioners could be strong candidates for IG opportunities given the skills and techniques learnt over the years that could be applied to IG.
If you’re thinking of forging a career within Information Governance, feel free to call Apt Search on +44 (0) 203 643 0248 for guidance, support and opportunities.