Week 2 - DQ 1 - information policy. This sector of the...

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An information policy is the backbone to any company that takes pride in the material that it fosters and maintains. Without this type of policy, much (if not all) of the data in a company would be free to distribute worldwide. Essentially, an information policy states (in legal documentation) what material an employee or user is able to acquire, share, standardize, and/or inventory. When creating an information policy, a company should consider a variety of things. The first and most decisively important; who is allowed to view sensitive employee/customer information. Usually this type of data is restricted to a set amount of people in human resources. In large corporations, a division dubbed the “data administration” is in charge of setting up the
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Unformatted text preview: information policy. This sector of the company controls specific procedures through which select data can be maintained. They determine the data base design, develop a data dictionary, and monitor how users are viewing and using the data on file. Without a data administration, it would be remarkably easy for an employee (or even an outsider) to gain access to sensitive information. The identities of customers and employees alike would be at risk; not to mention the wealth of sensitive material on file. A data administration also makes sure that all of the data housed is up-to-date. Inaccurate data can lead to poor customer relations and that can cripple a company as a whole....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2010 for the course IT 205 IT 205 taught by Professor Taylor during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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