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Data Policies

“Enterprise” Data is the Property of Enterprise and is not “Owned” by Any Individual or Business Unit – Data (both structured and unstructured) and the meta-data about that data are business and technical resources owned by fill your organization’s name in here. “Enterprise” data includes, but is not limited to – shared (or potentially shared across business unit) data about managed entities, interests, finances, employees, resources, customers, providers, business affiliates, best practices, operating procedures, etc. All employees must recognize that the proper management of strategic Enterprise data is critical to the success of the organization. Enterprise Data Must Be Modeled – All strategic Enterprise data shall be modeled, named, and defined consistently (according to standards) across the business divisions of the organization. Every effort must be made by management to share data across divisions, and not to maintain redundant data without justification. Originating business stewards of data must recognize the informational needs of downstream processes and business units that may require said data. Enterprise Data Must Be Maintained Close to Source – All Enterprise data shall be created and maintained as close to the source as feasible. Data quality standards shall be managed and applied actively to approved reliability levels of Enterprise data as defined by the business units. Enterprise Data Must Be Safe and Secured – Enterprise data in all electronic formats shall be safeguarded and secured based on recorded and approved requirements and compliance guidelines. These requirements are to be determined by the business stewards of the Enterprise data. Appropriate backups and disaster recovery measures shall be administered and deployed for all Enterprise data. Enterprise Data Must Be Accessible – Enterprise data and information about that data (meta-data) shall be readily accessible to all, except where determined to be restricted. When restrictions are made, business stewards of the Enterprise data are accountable for defining specific individuals and levels of access privileges that are to be enabled. Information Security will be responsible for the implementation of proper security controls. Meta-Data Will Be Recorded and Utilized – All Enterprise information system development and integration projects will utilize the defined meta-data program for data naming, data modeling, and logical and physical database design purposes. Data Management is responsible for developing plans to capture and record specific data administration-focused meta-data consistent with the defined meta-data program. Data Stewards Will Be Accountable for Enterprise Data – Individuals and management recognized as business definers, producers, and users of Enterprise data will be designated “Data Stewards”. Data Stewards are those individuals ultimately responsible for the definition, management, control, integrity or maintenance of a departmental or Enterprise data resource. All Data Stewardship information will be maintained as a form of meta-data and will be made available to the department through on-line accessibility. Data Stewards Will Be Accountable by Job Description – Individuals designated as stewards will have specific Enterprise data accountabilities (such as data definition, data production and data usage) incorporated into their job descriptions. Data Management Policy, by itself, CAN NOT change your organization’s ability to manage data. Data Management Policy, by itself, CAN change your organization’s philosophy toward managing data as a valued enterprise asset. Only when Data Management Policy is approved and supported by the Senior-most Management, can organizations truly start taking steps toward governing and stewarding its data assets.