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The information lifecycle – create, process, store, transmit, destroy – is fundamental to good data governance. It is about so much more than compliance, and organizations can benefit – and even gain competitive advantage – from utilizing reliable data.


  • Information can be recreated, either replicated or in a slightly altered form, particularly in the “process” and “store” stages of the lifecycle. This contributes to the significant footprint of information throughout the organization.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the footprint of data and information that an organization is responsible for.
  • Identifies the importance of mapping data flows to support data privacy.

Key questions answered

  • What environments should be considered when mapping data flows?
  • What implications does the information lifecycle have on data integrity?

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  • Summary
  • Knowing the information lifecycle helps map the footprint of data
  • Good data governance is about more than just compliance
  • Cultural shifts are required alongside governance


  • Further reading
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