Information Governance

Information Governance (IG)

Information Governance (IG) is an evolving discipline that includes several key areas of expertise: law, records management, information technology, risk management, privacy and security, and business operations. IG provides the framework to make good decisions about what information to keep, how long to keep it, and who should have access to that information.

Why Do Organizations Need IG?

To ensure legal and regulatory compliance – To lower the cost and liability of litigation eDiscovery – To dispose of redundant, obsolete, or trivial documents or email – To improve data storage housekeeping habits within the organization – To identify and protect private or sensitive information from theft or intrusion

Chorus Consulting “Intelligent Discover Utility”

Chorus Consulting utilizes a patented “data discovery utility” to create a master index of our client’s unstructured information stored on servers, desktops, laptops, or cloud applications. This process identifies duplicate and near duplicate documents throughout the enterprise, as well as the document creation date and last edit date. The master index can “cluster” documents by keywords to identify documents with similar content, e.g., contracts. We work with the each department’s subject matter experts to eliminate unnecessary information and to classify important documents that should be maintained in a secure repository.

Information Governance Expertise and Services

  • Identification and Deletion/Destruction of Unnecessary Information (electronic and hardcopy)
  • Organization-wide Records Retention Policy Development
  • Department Level Record Retention Schedules
  • Data Mapping and Data Inventory Creation
  • Legal Retention Requirements Research and Compliance Audits
  • Identification of PII and Other Sensitive Information
  • Implementation of Secure Records Repository Applications

Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM)