McGill's Data Governance policy: documents and standards

There are 3 important documents related to data governance.

Note: To understand the difference between policies and standards, see the definitions section.

Data Governance Policy

  • Establishes roles and responsibilities for managing McGill University data. It also defines governance principles to manage McGill University's data as a strategic asset​

Standard on Data Governance Policy

  • Outlines roles, responsibilities, and scope of authority for each stakeholder within the data governance framework
  • Identifies the Data Trustees for each data domain

Standard on Enterprise Data Classification

  • Classifies data based on their level of sensitivity, value and criticality to McGill University
  • Classification levels dictate what controls are required to safeguard data.
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