In my class at the University of Oxford, one of the key take-aways was that information governance is not about e-discovery; it is all about creating and managing information that is an authentic record of facts. It is just that simple. When companies retain information, the information is being retained because of its value as objective, authentic recordations of some event, a specific transaction, the occurrence (or non-occurrence) of a defined process, the existence and content of a communication, the account balance at a moment in time.
Each of these are merely illustrative snowflakes in the blizzard of information we are endeavoring to manage. But there is no value to business, government, education, or to any of us as users … Read More