Data Governance and Compliance


Figure 1: The scope of data governance. Source: Guide to the Data Management Body of Knowledge (1st Edition) from the Data Management Association. Used by permission. (

Data Governance

  • Data governance improves data quality to be compliant with regulations.
  • The core concept of governance is senior management’s awareness,  accountability, and commitment.
  • Data governance starts with strategy, policy, and program.
  • Sound data governance discovers business opportunities from data.

Implementation Concerns

  • People: Roles & Responsibilities (Data owner, Steward, and Custodian)
  • Processes: PDCA
  • Technology: Architecture, Master Data, ETL, Metadata, Datawarehouse, and Reporting and Analytic Applications


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