We were one of the first organisations world-wide to start talking about Information Governance or IG as it is now being known.
In fact our definition of IG was the first real definition of IG to be published, on Wikipedia, back in 2009. In my previous job, my last title was Information Governance Executive, in 2006. Our definition is:
Information Governance is the set of multi-disciplinary structures, policies, procedures, processes and controls implemented to manage information on all media in such a way that it supports the organisations immediate and future regulatory, legal, risk, environmental and operational requirements.
Why is this important, and what is the latest thinking as regards IG? It is an emerging term, but global experts are starting to share some common views.
We provide a number of IG services, from developing IG strategy, to implementing and monitoring the programme. A key aspect of our philosophy is that IG is multi-disciplinary, so needs to incorporate, but not be subservient to Records Management, Information Security, Risk management, Enterprise Content Management, Privacy, quality and knowledge management.
Take a look at a current video regarding different definitions: