Data Governance Liabilities & Accountabilities


Rules and standards are the basis for any data-related decisions. Data governance acknowledges accountabilities as those that can directly affect the daily processes as well as those of the software development life cycle (SDLC) of the organization. Likewise, the degree of accountabilities, especially in terms of compliance, is in accordance to the set rules, regulations and standards as well as those data-related decisions.

It is never easy to identify non-compliance as well as distributing tasks for compliance activities to different groups or participants in the program. As stressed in the previous articles, compliance is very important for any program, but is particularly important to Data Governance as it is a core area DG focuses on. Compliance is very important in Data Governance because it needs collaboration of efforts from different participants on the program to monitor and maintain such compliance.  Hence, it can only be said as complete only when you act to comply with the rules, controlling compliance, record such compliance and provide a strong proof of compliance.

Sadly, most individual managers have a hard time fulfilling all these requirements of compliance and they cannot have their own process or ways when it comes to interpreting these requirements. To solve this problem, companies create a core group whose sole duty and responsibility is to create these requirements and then inform and relay these requirements to the different stakeholders. With this, requirements for compliance should be well defined and clear. Companies can also seek the help and assistance from Data Governance in shaping these requirements for data-related accountabilities and liabilities. Lastly, companies should have and follow strict protocols when it comes to these data-related accountabilities.

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