Do You Need Big Data Governance? Maybe.

January 25, 2013

Jim Ericson

I think the disciplines of traditional data governance apply to big data. You’ve got to think about data quality, metadata, privacy, managing the information lifecycle and people who are stewards. But I think you differ first in the implementation. If you are thinking about the example I gave you of MDM and social media, you’ve got to ask yourself, “Do I need a customer steward who understands the ins and outs of privacy laws and regulations in social media?” Or, instead, “Do I need a dedicated social media steward who can negotiate with legal and privacy on what we can and cannot do?”

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