Enhancing Information Governance with Enterprise Architecture Management: Design Principles Derived from Benefits and Barriers in the GDPR Implementation

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  • Fabian Burmeister
  • Dominik Huth
  • Paul Drews
  • Ingrid Schirmer
  • Florian Matthes
Businesses today are increasingly dependent on how they transform information into economic value, while simultaneously being compliant with intensified privacy requirements, resulting from legal acts like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As a consequence, realizing information governance has become a topic more important than ever to balance the beneficial use and protection of information. This paper argues that enterprise architecture management (EAM) can be a key to GDPR implementation as one important domain of information governance by providing transparency on information integration throughout an organization. Based on 24 interviews with 29 enterprise architects, we identified a multiplicity of benefits and barriers within the interplay of EAM and GDPR implementation and derived seven design principles that should foster EAM to enhance information governance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020 : IT Governance and its Mechanisms
EditorsTung X. Bui
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationHonolulu
PublisherUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Publication date01.2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9981331-3-3
Publication statusPublished - 01.2020
EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences - HICSS 2020 - University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawai, United States
Duration: 07.01.202010.01.2020
Conference number: 53