Information Life Cycle Management

Also known as data life cycle management (DLM) or data governance, ILM is a policy-based approach to managing the flow of information through a life cycle from creation to final disposition. ILM provides a holistic approach to the processes, roles, controls and measures necessary to organize and maintain data, and has 11 elements:  Enterprise objectives; minimalism; simplicity of procedure and effective training; adequacy of infrastructure; information security; authenticity and accuracy of one’s own records; retrievability; distribution controls; auditability; consistency of policies; and enforcement.

Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: M105-110, 142

Acronym(s): DLM, ILM

Associated term(s): Data Life Cycle Management

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