However, it is too easy for new data governance functions to spew policy without any substance. The real essence of policy is that it is a codification of principles. Policies are enforceable processes. Principles tend to be too lofty to enforce directly. Policies need to be repeatable, and easily trained. Standards, which are important to governance, are a type of policy, or even a characteristic of a particular policy, such as data naming standards or data quality standards.
What is policies and principles
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