Information Governance: A Briefing

Scenario You are an Information Governance Officer commissioned by a Board of Directors to prepare and submit a Briefing Paper on the topic of Information Governance. The area of Information Governance (IG) has been highlighted as a key area for future organizational development, and it is your task to supply the Board of Directors with a reasoned argument justifying why further investment in IG should be a priority in the next financial year. The Board of Directors have provided instructions for what they would like the content of the Briefing Paper to include, along with how they would like the document to be presented. The instructions are as follows. 3. Briefing Paper: Content The Board of Directors have specified that they would like the Briefing Paper to be structured into the following sections: § A) Background and introduction Ø Why has the governance of information and data/information governance emerged as a key area for development? Ø Do examples exist of the problems/opportunities that governance of information and data/information governance addresses? § B) What is governance/information governance? Ø What do the concepts of governance/information governance mean? Ø Is there a range of definitions available? What are the emphases of these definitions? Ø How should the governance of information and data/information governance be approached in your view? § C) How can governance/information governance be applied and/or developed? Ø What are some of the ‘elements’ of governance/information governance? Ø Is there a range of information governance models available? What are the emphases of these models? Ø Do different ‘modes’ of governance exist? When are these modes of governance applicable? § D) Case studies Ø Please provide substantive example(s) of the application of governance and/or information governance to specific cases. Ø What were the key problems/opportunities that governance/information governance sought to address? Ø Were there any institutional issues at stake? Ø How was governing and governance/information governance evaluated? Ø What were the ethical issues at stake? INF6025 Information Governance and Ethics 2017-18 Coursework Brief and Information 2 § E) Conclusion Ø Please provide a summary of your reasoned argument in support of why further investment in IG is needed, and Ø The implications for the governance of information/information governance.
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