Decide how to mitigate those risks

The digital policy steward’s job is, of course, balancing those risks with your online opportunities.

They’ll collaborate with stakeholders to:

  • Develop a digital policy program that aligns with the organization’s business goals
  • Reconcile traditional policy areas (e.g., records management, disaster recovery) with digital policy requirements
  • Track legal, regulatory, and industry-related digital trends that could impact the organization’s online activities
  • Initiate digital policy creation by identifying areas of digital risks and opportunities

While the policy steward manages this process, they certainly don’t need to be making all the decisions, or doing all the documentation, on their own.