One of the key challenges, as you know, is getting legal and IT to communicate. They have not had a common language – language that allows them to understand each other and build policies. This language is based on knowledge – knowledge of data assets. Without this knowledge they have nothing to discuss. Data profiling is the knowledge or language that allows IT and legal to communicate and build sound polices.
Check out this column on Bridging the Gap Between Legal and IT in Legal IT Professional