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IAIDQ's Information and Data Quality Newsletter

Vol. 4 Issue 3— July 2008

In this edition…

Table of contents [PDF]

From the IAIDQ President [PDF]

By: Christian Walenta, President of IAIDQ

From the Editor in Chief [PDF]

By: Michelle C. Dy, Editor-in-Chief, IAIDQ Newsletter

Data Protection and its Information Quality Implications

By: Daragh O Brien, IAIDQ's VP for Publicity and Recruitment, is a Senior Project Manager at eircom, the leading telco in the Irish Republic

Daragh O Brien demonstrates how collecting more customer data than you actually need can have Data Protection compliance implications.

Looking at the Data! What a Concept!

By: Michael Scofield, manager of Data Asset Development at ESRI, a geospatial software company in Redlands CA

Michael Scofield provides practical tips and guidelines for analysts tasked with data profiling responsibilities.

Data Categories

By: Danette McGilvray, President and Principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in information quality management and data governance and stewardship.

Danette McGilvray explains how an understanding of the relationships and dependencies between different data categories can help direct data quality efforts. The article is based on content from her upcoming book, Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information.

Association News [PDF]

  • A brief article about the 2008 Information and Data Quality Conference from Linda Kresl, our VP for Events;
  • A Member Discounts page, which explains how IAIDQ Members can enjoy discounts of up to US $250 for the 2008 IDQ Conference;
  • Information about the IAIDQ publication, The State of Information and Data Governance: Understanding How Organizations Govern their Information and Data Assets; and
  • A News from Members page, which highlights our members’ recent professional milestones, job changes, promotions, or accomplishments.

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18 July 2008