An information governance framework is the structure an organisation uses to manage its information assets in legal, regulatory and business contexts.
Documenting and assessing your agency's legal, regulatory and business requirements is an essential step in implementing an effective information governance framework.
An information governance framework describes:
- The broad environment in which information is created and managed.
- The factors and business drivers affecting the creation, management and use of information. These include legislation, regulations, compliance, risk, and business needs.
- The principles that guide the creation, management and use of information.
- An overarching description of how information is governed, with emphasis on whole-of-agency coordination, planning and leadership.
- Your organisation’s commitment to information governance, including senior management endorsement.
The following information provides a useful guide for the key aspects and components to include when documenting an information governance framework. See an example: National Archives' Information and data governance framework.
Documenting an information governance framework
Your information governance framework should include these basic elements:
- Date and version number