Information governance

Information governance is about the policies, processes, systems, and people that make sure an organisation’s information is useful, accurate, accessible, and safe. Information governance also ensures that the organisation makes the most of its information while still using information ethically and within the bounds of the law.

 

The iGaPP programme is built around the following pillars:

  • Accountability: A logical framework and clear processes ensure that we always understand who is responsible for the management of information and that legal requirements must be met.
  • Ethical efficiency: With good information governance we ensure that the need to provide fast and efficient access to information is balanced against security and privacy concerns.
  • Quality and integrity: Information is an asset that must be protected against risk. We acknowledge that the value of our information is determined by its quality and integrity.
  • Privacy protection: Some of the information we have is personal information. It belongs to our students, our employees, research participants, alumni, supporters, and vendors. We are committed to treat personal information with respect, to be transparent about what we use personal information for, and to keep it secure. 
  • People: The No. 1 cause of data breaches is human error. A large part of the iGaPP programme will be devoted to empowering our employees to work responsibly with information and to protect it. In the process we also want to empower our students and staff to protect their own privacy.

 

The iGaPP programme will focus on the following important information assets:

  • Student information
  • Alumni and supporter information
  • Staff information
  • Research information
  • Financial information

 

 

Published by Janine Esterhuizen

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