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Information governance (“IG”) is the activities and technologies that organizations employ to maximize the value of their information while minimizing associated risks and costs. One of the first steps to take when embarking on IG is to develop an IG Charter. The IG Charter is a foundational document that explains the purpose, goals, stakeholders, and responsibilities associated with an organization’s IG Program. The following outline explains each element of an IG Charter that an organization would use to plan for and operate its IG program.

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