NightOwl Discovery in The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel

Avoiding and Information Crisis: A Practical Guide to Strategically Reducing Corporate Data

Information governance is the topic du jour in many circles of the electronic discovery world, yet defining information governance (IG) is not so simple.

The Sedona Conference defines IG as “an organization’s coordinated, interdisciplinary approach to satisfying information legal and compliance requirements and managing information risks while optimizing information value.” Specifically, Principles 6 and 10 of the Sedona Commentary on Information Governance are of special relevance to this discussion. Principle 6 states: “The effective, timely and consistent disposal of physical and electronic information that no longer needs to be retained should be a core component of any Information Governance program.” Principle 10 states: “An organization should consider leveraging the power of new technologies in its Information Governance program.”

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