You may have noticed that there has been a large amount of data and information leaking out into the universe lately. Between people not protecting information, breaking rules around information, or your classic data breach, our personal information is out there, without us, more than ever.
The one thing I hear after every breach is the call for better Information Governance or Records Management. As Don Lueders, whom I respect, put it,
So called ‘data breaches’ are thefts of information and, as such, they are first and foremost a traditional records management problem. Until organizations understand this and include records management as a critical component of their long term cybersecurity strategy, data breaches – and the disastrous consequences they bring – will continue unabated.
I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, this is a false sense of security. Disposing of records will not keep you out of the headlines. It will only give you a false sense of security.