Improvements in search technology, enables individuals broad and immediate access to firm and client information. Firms may discover that minimal restrictions on document security and powerful search tools may lead to embarrassing situations. A thorough Information Governance policy is becoming critical to organizations.
The forces driving need for an Information Governance policy include Compliance, Risk Management, Security and International laws. Forces Information Governance advocates have to contend with include Business needs, Access to information & need for unrestricted research.
Do you have an Information Governance Framework in place? Is that one of your firm’s Goals for 2013?