“Disposing of Digital Debris” Discusses Strategy and Practice Required for a Successful Information Governance Program
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – April 22, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, today announced the release of a white paper, “Disposing of Digital Debris – Information Governance Strategy and Practice in Action.” The paper, authored by leaders of EDRM’s IGRM (Information Governance Reference Model) team in collaboration with the Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC), is available at the EDRM website.
The white paper was written to address growing concerns related to the amount and substance of electronic data currently created and stored. In 2012, the CGOC released survey results indicating that nearly 70 percent of organizational information has no legal or business value. Another survey, conducted at the 2013 CGOC Summit, revealed reluctance to the elimination of digital data for several reasons, including that organizations simply don’t know where to begin and that they are unable to demonstrate the negative cost and risk impact of keeping the unnecessary data.
With the rising costs of IT infrastructure, including data storage and an ever-changing regulatory environment, organizations need a coherent information governance program that enables defensible disposition of data more than ever. “Disposing of Digital Debris” provides readers with the strategy and practice they need to achieve disposal of their unnecessary electronic information. Primary topics covered in the paper include:
EDRM creates practical resources to improve e-discovery and information governance. Launched in May 2005, EDRM was established to address the lack of standards and guidelines in the e-discovery market. In January 2006, EDRM published the Electronic Discovery Reference Model, followed by additional resources such as IGRM, CARRM and the Talent Task Matrix. Since its launch, EDRM has comprised 276 organizations, including 179 service and software providers, 69 law firms, three industry groups, one educational institution and 24 corporations involved with e-discovery and information governance.
The Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council (CGOC) is a forum of more than 2,600 legal, IT, records and information management professionals from corporations and government agencies. CGOC conducts primary research, has dedicated practice groups on challenging topics, and hosts meetings throughout the U.S. and Europe, at which practice leaders convene to discuss discovery, retention, privacy and governance. Established in 2004, it fills the critical practitioners’ gap between EDRM and The Sedona Conference. For more information, please visit https://www.cgoc.com.
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