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  • Being transparent and accountable

    Information governance sets the legal, regulatory and business context within which we create, use and manage information on behalf of the government and the people of Australia.

    The image portrays the relationship between Executive Reference Group, Information Management Working Group, Information Management Secretariat and Data Governance Group. Information Executive Reference Group is overarching group for Information Management Working Group and the Information Management Secretariat. Data Governance interacts with these groups.

    Figure 2 – ATO Information Governance Model

    Information Governance Executive Group

    The information Governance Executive Group ensures that effective governance arrangements are in place across the ATO. The Information Governance Executive Group specific activities include:

    • endorsing agency information management strategies and programs
    • addressing issues significantly impacting our Information Management capability or reputation requiring engagement across the agency at a senior level to resolve.

    Information Governance Working Group

    The Information Governance Working Group:

    • develops and maintains our information governance
    • contributes to and assesses the effectiveness of our information management:
      • strategy
      • policy
      • practice
      • risk
      • architecture
    • reviews and contributes to program and project proposals for information management initiatives.

    Information Governance Secretariat

    The Secretariat maintains the governance of our Information Management practices by supporting the Information Governance Executive Group and the Information Governance Working Group. It coordinates agency information governance activities and is the interdepartmental liaison for whole of Government information initiatives such as implementing standards, practices and system interoperability.

    Data governance groups

    In the ATO, oversight of data management is undertaken through the line management accountability of the Smarter Data Executive. Broader based executive level governance is provided through the SES band 2 Data and Analytics Committee and the SES band 1 Data and Analytics Implementation Committee. Both forums have representation from across the ATO, including business, corporate and information technology areas. Other data governance groups exist either at lower levels or with more specific focus areas.

      Last modified: 22 Feb 2021QC 33511