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In a relatively short period, the phrase, “Information Governance” has evolved from an obscure specialist term to a branded concept that some global software and hardware companies are spending millions of dollars to popularize. In 2004, there were just over 400 instances of the phrase in Google’s US index; today there are hundreds of thousands. Publications such as The Economist have covered the concept in detail and information management associations have begun to use the term to describe their member’s activities. Some organizations have created Information Governance departments and staffed them with a mix of lawyers, IT professionals, records managers, and business managers. But, despite this rapid evolution, there is still no universally understood definition of Information Governance (IG). Beyond definitions, there is a more fundamental lack of consensus about whether the concept of IG has validity, or even it is even needed. Some grouse that IG is simply a rebrandi