Enable the Organization with Data
For too long, data governance has been about preventing people from doing things with data. Yes, restrictions and controls over data are absolutely necessary and should be part of every organization’s information architecture. These controls are necessary to protect the privacy of individuals and comply with regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, CPRA and others. They are also necessary to comply with internal policies and protect the intellectual property of an organization. However, these objectives can be met without becoming so burdensome that they hinder the organization’s ability to use its data effectively.