Information Governance

Information Governance: 

Governance for Organizational Data, Information, and Knowledge

Information governance is the overarching strategy around how an organization manages the policies, procedures, workflows, and behaviors broadly surrounding how data, information, and knowledge are expected to be used within an organization. In other words, information governance is how an organization manages, supports, and interacts with all aspects of the information lifecycle: information and data creation; how information is protected and secure; the organization of information; policies around information access and use; archiving and preserving information assets; and retention/destruction policies and procedures.

When we talk about Information Governance, it usually encompasses data, information, knowledge, and information security. Within most organizations, Information Governance is the overarching umbrella connecting all of these components.


At FireOak Strategies, we support organizations by developing information governance frameworks. We help to establish the roles, responsibilities, accountabilities, and expectations for managing the information lifecycle; accessing and using information; securing and protecting information; maintaining, refreshing, revising information; and retiring and destroying records as appropriate based on policies.