The more relevant metadata a record has, the more confidently you know what it is, what it has been used for, and how to protect it.
Data silos controlled by one department or business unit and isolated from the rest of an organization can work against the principles of accurate data categorization. Metadata that encompasses your end-to-end data landscape helps minimize these risks.
Confidently enforce your retention policies and minimize data based on enriched metadata. Defensibly delete data based on key events or other external metadata such as consent status.
Real world examples of Metadata Enrichment for improved data governance
Ensure records from all authoring systems have a project close date applied in the metadata from a project management system. Similarly enrich employee documents that often sit in a SharePoint repository with employee termination date from a HRIS to set the destruction schedule.
Customer consent is often tracked in a master CRM. Enrich records with consent status from a CRM or third party system used to manage users consent, such as PingID.