Data Governance and Compliance: A Comprehensive Guide

Establishing a Sound Governance Framework

An effective governance framework forms the backbone of successful data management. Metrofile ensures the establishment of such a robust framework through the implementation of methodical policies, procedures, retention schedules and detailed file plans. Our services align perfectly with the National and Provincial Archives and Record Services (NARSSA), ensuring exemplary information management practices that keep your organisation ahead of the curve.

Compliance with Rigorous Legislation

Navigating the maze of ever-evolving legislation regarding data governance can be daunting, but not when you have Metrofile at your side. Our Information Advisory Services assist organisations in meeting the requirements of a wide range of regulations, inclusive of IT Governance, POPIA, PAIA, the Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act, and more. By ensuring adherence to these evolving legislations, we actively mitigate the risk of non-compliance for your organisation.

Secure Data Storage and Management

Safekeeping of your organisation’s valuable information assets is a paramount responsibility Metrofile doesn’t take lightly. We provide a secure haven for both your physical and digital documents, all while maintaining rigorous security measures. This ensures maximum confidentiality and protection, leaving you at ease to focus on your core business functions.

Staying Abreast of Crucial Compliance Regulations and Updates

Maintaining a pulse on the latest compliance regulations and updates is indispensable for organisations. This is why we have listed some key regulations to consider:

  1. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Non-adherence can result in large fines. This regulation necessitates businesses to minimize data and prioritize privacy by design and enhanced data subject rights.
  2. Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) As South Africa’s privacy legislation, it requires organisations to secure the personal information they collect, store, and process with lawful and sufficient data protection measures.
  3. Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Aiming to promote transparency, this act grants citizens the right to information held by both public and private organisations. Adequate procedures should be in place to tend to these information requests.


Equipping your organisation with the best tools and strategies to conquer data governance and compliance, Metrofile’s Information Advisory Services stand as your trusted partner. With our authoritative guidance and expertise, your organisation will effectively manage risks associated with evolving regulations and data protection challenges. Trust Metrofile to steer you confidently through the complexities of data governance and compliance.


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