Magazine article Information Management

New IGRM Version Recognizes Value of Privacy, Security

Magazine article Information Management

New IGRM Version Recognizes Value of Privacy, Security

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The Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) has been updated to include privacy and security as primary functions and stakeholders in the effective governance of information.

The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), which published the IGRM, announced the change in the third quarter of 2012, stating the release of IGRM version 3.0 "reflects broad industry support and collaboration across the expert communities of ARMA International and CGOC (Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council)."

The IGRM provides a common, practical framework enabling organizations to establish information governance programs that more effectively deal with the rising volume and diversity of information and the risks, costs, and complications this presents. The model helps facilitate dialogue and coalesce disparate information stakeholders and perspectives across legal, records management, IT, and business organizations.

"The Model helps organizations more effectively associate the duties and value of information to information assets through policy integration and process transparency so they can maximize information of value, meet their legal obligations, efficiently manage information and defensibly dispose of it at the right time," explained the EDRM. …

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