Data Governance is the overall management of the availability, usability, integrity, quality, and security of data. Data governance is both an organizational process and a structure.
Formal data governance for Part C or Part B 619 programs provides both program oversight functions organized into a decisionmaking structure and a process for management to develop, review, and implement data governance policies. A purpose, structure, and process charter outlines the approach to Part C or Part B program data governance and details basic information about the Part C or Part B 619 program and data system.
Data breaches are not the concern of just information technology staff; they are the concern of everyone who has access to and handles Part C/Part B 619 data. A data breach may take numerous forms, from inadvertent disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) to intentional hacking.
It is critical that Part C and Part B 619 governance policies address record retention and data destruction. In developing their own policies and procedures, it is essential to review relevant federal and state agency regulations regarding data retention and destruction.