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In the current digital era, businesses are gathering and keeping enormous volumes of data on their clients, staff and operations. Data breaches and cyberattacks are more likely as data volume increases. Corporate legal departments must implement an efficient information governance procedure that incorporates data mapping to reduce these risks. Data mapping is the process of figuring out what information a company gathers, where it is kept and how it moves across the company. Every company’s legal department should engage in it since it enables them to comprehend their data landscape and put the necessary security measures in place to safeguard sensitive data. This article examines the importance of data mapping for corporate legal departments and how it fits into a larger strategy.