2014 Information Governance Year in Review
In this article appearing in JDSupra by attorneys Benjamin Barnes, Judy Selby and James Sherer of Baker Hostetler, the authors review the evolution of Information Governance in 2014. They note the increasing importance of a well-run information governance program despite the debate as to exactly what actually constitutes IG. Required to address the exponential growth of data, escalating ESI discovery costs, data breaches and privacy issues, the authors provide support for their position that that IG should be directed by a C- or near C-suite-level position. The authors further note the challenge IG faced in 2014 to adapt to the growing BYOD trend and the associated mix of personal and business data and the privacy, security and e-discovery issues presented by the comingling. The authors also addresses the closer relationship developed between IG and e-discovery and IG’s inclusion in the EDRM. Also of note, is the increased awareness of the Internet of Things and the issues it presents for IG, discovery, privacy and security.