kCura is presenting a webinar on 22 January at 4.00pm GMT with the title Building information governance policies and workflows. The guest speaker is Bennett Borden of Drinker Biddle & Reath, one of the founders of the information governance initiative. Rene Laurens from kCura is the host.
The webinar aims to identify the main priorities for organisations developing information governance policies and workflows. Information governance is a wide term, not only embracing many disciplines, but sweeping up a varied set of tasks.
Some are easier than others or, at least, more identifiable, and different companies will have varying priorities. Data remediation, at its simplest, means getting rid of data which is valueless either because of its age or because its content adds nothing to the business. It may have been valueless from the start; it may relate to an activity in which the organisation has no continuing involvement or responsibility; it may have belonged to former employees whose data has no continuing significance.
If this sounds simple in concept, the practice is not really as easy as deleting whole volumes without first considering whether there is, hidden within them, data which is relevant to duties (such as eDiscovery obligations) or or which has value (such as intellectual property) which may be overlooked. The right processes, and the right tools are required.