When you have an information lifecycle governance initiative, it’s important that you prioritize when and how you deal with sensitive data. Ultimately, the priority is a business decision. Do you manage proprietary information first, and then identify junk, low value, and abandoned data—or the other way around?
Whether your company does business in Europe, building the right set of information governance policies and processes will put your company ahead of data privacy and protection regulations now being put in place at the state level in the U.S.
Reducing the volume of unnecessary data in your organization’s repositories not only helps you better protect your sensitive data, it also makes it easier to comply with various provisions of GDPR—as well as any similar U.S. regulations now being implemented at the state level.