Today is Data Privacy Day and to celebrate, Microsoft is launching a series of whitepapers and webcasts titled A Guide to Data Governance for Privacy, Confidentiality and Compliance to help organizations create or expand a data governance initiative.
Data governance is an approach for enabling organizations to more effectively manage, protect and use the growing volume of personal information, intellectual property and other confidential data. Specifically, it includes steps organizations can adopt to help meet the constantly evolving challenges around data privacy, data security and related regulatory compliance obligations.
As part of Microsoft’s long-standing commitment to privacy, the series provides guidance that will help organizations develop stronger data protection practices, rationalize compliance and identify opportunities to leverage the economic potential of their data assets. Papers one and two – available today along with the first webcast – focus on helping professionals make the business case for data governance, and provide a description of the process and organization used for data governance. Upcoming papers and webcasts will be made available from March through June and will discuss tools and techniques developed at Microsoft to manage technological risk using the data governance process. A capability and maturity model for data governance will also be presented, along with guidance for extending tools and processes to the cloud, and into mixed environments.
We invite you to read the white papers and listen to the webcast. To find subsequent papers and webcasts, visit www.microsoft.com/datagovernance. A podcast introducing Data Privacy Day and the Data Governance series for Privacy, Confidentiality and Compliance is also available here.
Javier Salido, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing