Data governance is a data management concept that addresses the risk versus value of data across an organization from ingestion to analysis. Data governance is policy-driven to manage regulatory compliance, data quality, and data access. Good data governance means getting the right data to the right people at the right time to drive faster time to insights.
Data governance policies and procedures practices are underpinned by intelligent technology. Examples of technology enablers to enforce said policies include metadata-driven data lineage tracking, automated masking of sensitive information, role-based access to information to ensure trusted data is available to trusted data consumers.