Data Access Management: Taking Control In The Information Age

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To leverage data as an asset, organisations need to ensure the unobstructed flow of accurate and timely information to data users. It is also equally important to ensure that an organisation’s data is accessed by the correct users and that the data is used for its intended purpose. This often proves challenging in an environment characterised by a changing workforce and evolving position profiles and roles and is further aggravated by the sheer scope and volume of expanding data catalogues.

In our experience, an organisation’s data access team often inherits an opaque legacy framework when it comes to data access management and consequently experiences many pain points.

The following five components should together form the core of an organisation’s data access management framework:

·         Data, User and Owner Identification

·         Development of a Data Taxonomy

·         Data Categorisation and Owner Assignment

·         Development of an Automated Data Access Process

·         Data User Onboarding


In this research paper, we discuss the pain points inherent in a legacy framework and further unpack these five core components.