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Data management in business

Responsibilities around data management

Data management and data protection are getting more and more complex and increasingly important for businesses. Roles are created and shaped like the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to allocate tasks and responsibilities around data management to ensure successful and compliant data processing. That is one reason why also the General data protection regulation (GDPR) demands the role of a Data Protection Officer (DPO) for selected organisations. The responsibility for data management in business initially emerged among regulated enterprises to watch over data governance. But the scope has grown to include digital transformation initiatives and topics around data - storage, volume, recovery, security, protection, sharing, access and availability. Key areas of data management in businesses are amongst others:

  • data protection (DPO);
  • data management and analytics;
  • data ethics;
  • digital transformation strategy;
  • strategic positioning for next-generation technologies and big data ecosystems.

With increasing efforts towards a free flow of data in Europe, roles and responsibilities around data management will further increase in complexity and importance. Read more about how to manage (open) data in business in the Open Data Goldbook for Data Managers and Data Holders and follow the EDP news to find out more about managing (open) data in the field of science.