The pinnacle of information governance

Answering the age-old question of just what is Information Governance normally involves reference to definitions by consultants and many, many PowerPoint slides.

But what is it, exactly?  Is it something beyond collecting, protecting and using information the right way, consistent with law and custom?

The usual focus in today’s paper would be the report that Target had a lot of warnings before their credit card breach.  Now that’s a conventional information governance discussion.

Is there a clearer example in the buildup to the presidential elections in Afghanistan?

“Afghans Fear Repeat of Fraud in Election,” Wall Street Journal, February 15, 2014 A6

There, a country hopes that the process will comply with law and protect their “information,” i.e., their vote, and that the confidentiality and integrity of that information will not be corrupted, and that that information will be used correctly in selecting their next president?  What controls are in place to address the risk of vote-rigging? Outside observers help, but will the Taliban intimidate voters outside polling places by strutting their stuff?  What mitigations if the playing field is tilted?

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