Student Data Governance Student data is a Durham College asset and needs to be managed responsibly. The value of data as an asset is diminished by misuse, misinterpretation, alteration, or unnecessary barriers to access. Effective student data governance leverages the value of this asset and leads to responsible and consistent practices and evidence-informed decision-making. The Student Data Governance policy was approved by the leadership team in June 2020, to ensure the responsible management of student data. All requests for student data from external parties should be sent to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator using the Aggregate Student Data Request Form.