What is the difference between Data Governance and Data Stewardship?

By Kristian Kalsing on June 16, 2014

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In the last couple of years companies are starting to realize the importance of data governance. Terms like “data governance” and “data stewardship” are often thrown around without clear definitions causing confusion. Without a clear understanding of what these terms actually mean, it is difficult to act on challenges faced in those areas.

Data Governance is the policies, procedures and rules that govern your data.

Data stewardship is the implementation of those policies, procedures and rules.

It’s important to emphasize that the implementation doesn’t refer to only the tools. Data stewardship impacts people, processes and technology.

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