Who should own information governance—Legal or IT?

Settling the great debate

This article is the part three of a seven part series on successful information governance projects. Read parts one and two.

The great debate on who should own information governance continues. Legal believes that IT should own the information governance, including record retention, archiving and data deletion. “Most records are electronic, so it should be IT’s job,” argues legal. The IT organization is equally certain this project should be owned by legal. “Records, compliance, policy—that’s legal,” counters IT. The argument continues.

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Mark Diamond

Mark Diamond, Founder & CEO of Contoural, Inc., is a regular contributor to Inside Counsel on Litigation Readiness and Records Information Management. You can e-mail...

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