Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Governance and information governance: some ethical considerations within an expanding information society

By Don White, John Mcmanus and Andrew Atherton


Governance and information governance ought to be an integral part of any government or\ud organisations information and business strategy. More than ever before information and\ud knowledge can be produced, exchanged, shared and communicated through many different\ud mediums. Whilst sharing information and knowledge provides many benefits it also provides\ud many challenges and risks to governments, global organisations and the individual citizen.\ud Information governance is one element of a governance and compliance programme, but an\ud increasingly important one, because many regulations apply to how information is managed\ud and protected from theft and abuse, much of which resides with external agencies usually\ud outside the control of the individual citizen. This paper explores some of the compliance and\ud quality issues within governance and information governance including those ethical\ud concerns as related to individual citizens and multiple stakeholders engaged directly or\ud indirectly in the governance process

Topics: N200 Management studies
Publisher: BSI Education
Year: 2007
OAI identifier:

Suggested articles


  1. (1992). Committee on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance doi
  2. (2002). Data integration and access: In doi
  3. (2004). Encouraging SME’s to adopt the values Data Protection Act: Report for the Information Commissioners Office, ERDU,
  4. (1997). Information Ecology, p 68,
  5. (2005). Information Governance an Ethical Perspective, Journal Management Services, December,
  6. (2005). IT Governance, 3rd edition,

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.