Who owns geography reference data at Facebook or master data at LinkedIn? The first questions that needs an answer when introducing data governance are typically: what data do we have, where is it and who owns it in terms of risk and compliance as well as cost/value. A data owner is typically one person that is accountable to put everything in place to have acceptable data in terms of definition, quality and protection. In this blog I’ll give two real live use case examples.
A few days back at a birthday party, I had a very interesting conversation on the Germanwings crash with a Cargo pilot from Lufthansa. We talked about the door lock set-up that was installed after 9/11 and the new “cockpit rule” that quite some airlines were setting in place. As everybody probably knows by now, the new cockpit rule, makes it mandatory for 2 people of airplane staff to be present within the cockpit at all times.