Custodian (in the context of the Information Assets) (Definition)

The recognised officer responsible for implementing and maintaining information assets according to the rules set by the owner to ensure proper quality, security, integrity, correctness, consistency, privacy, confidentiality and accessibility. A custodian will be responsible for specific classifications or categorisations of data. In the majority of cases a custodian utilises data managers to handle the day to day activity associated with the custody of information assets and the data they contain. Examples include: The Director General (DG) of NRMW delegates to an Executive Director responsibility for certain Topographic data themes as defined by the ISO 19115 standard. The DG of Queensland Transport assigns an Executive Director as being responsible for Customer data classified according to their Enterprise Architecture Contextual Information Model.


Last Reviewed: 24 January 2018

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