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I L T A W H I T E P A P E R | L I T I G A T I O N A N D P R A C T I C E S U P P O R T 49 Data Governance B Y N I S H A N D E S I LVA O F M I C R O S O F T A N D D O N N A PAY N E O F PAY N E G R O U P D ata governance is all about keeping your data around when you need it and deleting it when you don't. Implementing a data and information governance strate is critical to managing an organization's full content lifecycle, including policies, supporting processes, and technologies that enable the organization to meet its retention and disposition obligations. For most organizations, the volume, complexity, and demands on their data assets is increasing dramatically, pushing information and data governance beyond records management. Cybersecurity, privacy management, eDiscovery and related risks have compelled organizations to implement and enhance their data governance initiatives. This article looks at Microsoft's tools for data and information governance within Office 365 and Microsoft 365. Why Data Governance is Important Effectively managing or governing information is important because you need to comply with industry regulations and internal policies, reduce your risk if litigation occurs or if a security breach permanently deletes content that has met its retention obligations and is not under litigation hold, and to help your organization share knowledge effectively and be more agile. Data governance programs need executive support, an accountable owner, and a cross-functional team driving program implementation. Fortunately, there is no longer a need to hard sell data governance as a strategic imperative. The prevalence of privacy D A T A G O V E R N A N C E

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