A subset of corporate governance. It is an all-encompassing term for how an organization manages the totality of its information. IG “encompasses the policies and leveraged technologies meant to dictate and manage what corporate information is retained, where and for how long, and also how it is retained (e.g., protected, replicated, and secured). Information governance spans retention, security, and life cycle management issues”. IG is an ongoing program that helps organizations meet external compliance and legal demands and internal governance rules.