Huron Consulting Group produces a regular online magazine called GC Focus which, as its name implies, distils the advice which Huron gives to its in-house lawyer clients.
The current edition includes an article from Huron Legal called Don’t just manage your information – govern it which, as you may deduce from its title, addresses the increasingly urgent subject of information governance.
Forget, for the moment, the wider implications of that term. The part which causes the most immediate pain and expense is the problem of extracting information from very large data volumes, whether urgently in response to an eDiscovery / eDisclosure demand or in order to uncover useful and valuable information which the company owns but can rarely find.
The article is a useful summary of points which GCs ought to be considering along with other departments and interest groups within an organisation – the point which Huron makes is that both the volumes and the responsibilities lie in discrete silos; all would benefit from a combined approach to both the problems and the solutions.