Information Management

Professional journal on records and information management.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 2, March/April

50, 25, 10 Years Looking Back
April 1967Records Management QuarterlyAssociation News* American Records Management Association's (ARMA National) headquarters is located at 738 Builders Exchange, Minneapolis, MN.* The president of ARMA National is Eunice Thompson.* ARMA's 12 th annual...
Agencies Must Manage E-Mails by End of Year
By Dec. 16, 2016, all federal agencies are required by the Obama administration's information management policy to manage all government e-mail that qualifies as permanent or temporary records in electronic format.That means agencies must have in place...
Analytics Is for Everyone
Analytics Is for EveryoneThis book sets out to accomplish the lofty goal of moving analytics from a vague, overwhelming, and complex discipline - usually associated with big data and predictive analysis - to a simple tool that anyone can use for making...
Benefiting from the NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Security breaches dominate the news. This past summer, a federal government computer hack compromised personal information belonging to 21.5 million individuals. In September 2014, Home Depot's credit card breach cost the company an estimated $62 million...
Canadian Organization Releases Cybersecurity Guides
A self-regulatory organization that helps monitor Canada's trading industry has released two guides to help investment dealers protect themselves and their clients in the event of a cyber attack.The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada...
Cloud Adoption Up across All Industries, Survey Shows
CLOUDWhile cloud adoption has significantly increased across all industries, a recent report from data security firm Bitglass revealed that regulated industries are increasingly adopting the cloud. In those industries, adoption jumped from 15% in 2014...
Committee Report: 'FOIA Process Is Broken'4320
A recent majority staff report from the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee criticized the current administration and several government agencies for undermining the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)."The FOIA process is broken," the...
Common Threads: Throughout the Years
As we celebrate the 50th volume year of this magazine, I am looking back 10, 25, and 50 years at 1967 and 1992 issues of Records Management Quarterly (RMQ) and 2007 issues of Information Management Journal (IMJ) to learn more about the foundation and...
Conducting a Business and Systems Analysis to Protect Your ECM Investment
To get the best "bang for their buck" from an enterprise content management (ECM) investment, organizations must have or be implementing a formal information governance (IG) program. It also requires them to incorporate a thorough business and systems...
EU Approves New Data Protection Rules
The Securities and Exchange CoIn December, the European Commission (EC) approved the final version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The European Union (EU) Parliament was to authorize it early this year, and it will become law for all...
EU Court: Bosses Can Read Employee's Private Messages
Employers can read workers' personal messages sent via private messaging platforms during working hours, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled in what some are calling a landmark case.The decision was in response to a case in which a Romanian...
EU, U.S. Agree on New Data Transfer Deal
After three months of intermittent talks, U.S. and European officials have reached a new agreement on how digital data will be transferred from one side of the Atlantic to the other. The Privacy Shield agreement, which still requires political approval,...
How to Prepare for Techmageddon
How to Prepare for TechmageddonWhile no one in the information professions can dispute the value and significance of disaster planning, this important activity often ends up getting put on a back burner in a work-day of competing priorities and limited...
In Search of an Effective RIM or IG Program
Does an effective enterprise records and information management (RIM) or information governance (IG) program really exist?There are many articles, webinars, educational seminars, and champions professing the need for and benefits of a compliant RIM program...
IRS Erased Hard Drive, Spurning Court Order
Despite a court order, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) erased a hard drive belonging to a former top official involved in the agency's much-criticized hiring of law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.Although a litigation hold had...
Microsoft Looks under the Sea for Future Data Centers
RIM SERVICESMicrosoft researchers believe the future of data centers may lie underwater.The company said it has tested a prototype of a self-contained data center that can operate hundreds of feet below the surface of the ocean. Because the temperature...
NYC Mayor Issues E-Records Directive
GOVERNMENT RECORDSBill de Blasio, New York City's mayor, has issued an executive order to establish standards for proper electronic records management for city agencies through the Department of Records and Information Services (DORIS). The city of 8.4...
Ontario: New Fine for Destroying Govt. Records
GOVERNMENT RECORDSAnyone caught intentionally altering, concealing, or destroying Ontario government records now will be fined up to $5,000 (Cdn.). Amendments to Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy legislation at the provincial and municipal...
Personal Clouds Can Present Security Problems
INFO SECURITYIn an age in which employees can "bring their own cloud" (BYOC) to the workplace, efforts to protect an organization's proprietary information can be challenging.In a recent action, PrimePay v. Barnes, the plaintiff filed a trade secret...
PG&E's Recordkeeping on Trial
Aformer Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) official hired after the San Bruno gas-pipeline explosion to clean up the company's records said management ordered her to destroy documents, according to a U.S. federal court filing.Prosecutors said the...
Report Finds Culture of "Triple-Delete" in B.C
GOVERNMENT RECORDSAculture of "triple deleting" e-mails has infected British Columbia (B.C.) government offices, according to a damning report and investigation by the B.C. privacy commissioner.A subsequent 70-page report calls for tougher penalties...
Seven Things: Records Destruction Vendors Are Afraid to Tell You
Information management service providers are often presented with a dilemma. On one hand, they have to give customers what they want. There are many competitive options out there, and service providers need happy customers. On the other hand, they have...
Survey: Departing Employees Take Sensitive Data
More than one in four employees take and/or share sensitive company data when leaving a job, according to a recent survey from secure communications solutions provider Biscom.Technology decision-makers take heed: Survey findings show that the technology...
Survey: New Data Privacy Rules Expected to Cost Companies
PRIVACYArecent Ovum global survey of 366 IT leaders revealed that about 52% of respondents believe the new European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will result in business fines for their company, and twothirds expect it to force...
VW Cites Privacy Laws in Refusing to Provide Documents
Volkswagen has refused to provide its executives' e-mails and other communications to U.S. attorneys general who requested the documents as part of their investigations into the company's emissions scandal, according to the New York Times.In September...
What a Records Retention Schedule Is - and Why You Need One
If you are new to the records management business, you may not be very familiar with records retention schedules, what they consist of, or what they are used for. So, before we begin discussing the details of retention schedules, let's spend a bit of...
What Organizations Must Know about the 'Right to Be Forgotten'
The European Union's (EU) right to be forgotten does not apply specifically to Google alone, although reports sometimes suggest it. Rather, the decision in Google Spain v. AEPD and Mario Costeja González is the application of a more general right of...
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