Records managers around the world are likely familiar with freedom of information (FOI) laws in their respective countries, especially when considered at the national or federal levels. But recent research concerning local, municipal-level compliance...
Welcome to the Age of the Internet of Bodies
company in Wisconsin had a “chipping party” in 2017 to implant microchips in
some of its employees to make it easier for them to access the buildings and
systems and to buy food in the company break...
Instructions in a policy
statement that amount to micro-management confuse rather than clarify the
I’m sure you’ve seen them
– policy statements so detailed that they list the steps required. Take the
following example, excerpted...
On December 23, Yahoo News reported on a Department of Defense memo warning military personnel that using direct-to-consumer
(DTC) DNA testing could pose “personal and operational risks.” Notably, in its
opening paragraph, the missive cites...
This year, ARMA International released the Information Governance Implementation Model (IGIM), beta version. There are, of course, other information governance (IG) models available to the community, each looking at IG through a different lens. Why...
Highlights of the Forrester Research and ARMA International Records Management Online Survey, Q4 2019
ten years since ARMA International and Forrester Research first surveyed
records and information management (RIM) decision-makers to...
In the late 1950s, the United
States invited its top test pilots to apply to become the nation’s first
astronauts. As memorialized in the book The
Right Stuff, test pilots then had to decide whether to transition into an uncertain-yet-vaguely-familiar
As consumers, we have become accustomed to
having information on just about everything available at our fingertips. That expectation
has carried over into the workplace, too, where our employees, customers, and business partners alike
have an increasing...
A discovery dispute in the criminal prosecution of Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh Balwani serves as a reminder of the importance and challenge of keeping your e-discovery house in order. It seems even federal prosecutors and agencies sometimes fall short...
When we review an
old information management policy to see if it needs updating, what do we look
for? Too often an organization will revise the operative content but fail to
update the tone of voice.
check for accuracy to make sure...