Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Virtual Coffee with Zasio SME’s

The first virtual coffee is scheduled for April 16th. Register here.

Webinar – Coronavirus Impact: Key Tips & Health for Records/Shredding Operations from DHS Worldwide

Special thank you to Chuck Sowers, President of DHS Worldwide, and his team for putting this webinar together. Note, this webinar...

HIPAA Compliance Checklist from Comparitech

This article is a great 101 overview with some extra goodies on how to conduct a HIPAA compliance checklist.

IG and Infonomics Summit – A 3-D Virtual Event on 4/23: Discount for ARMA and AIIM Members

The path to leveraging Information Value - a 3-D Virtual Experience! About this Event

IG Pro Speaks from Italy About COVID-19

Dear friends from all over the world, I’m an ARMA and I-SIGMA active member and at the same time...

Webinar: Case Studies on Information Governance in Microsoft 365 | 1:00pm ET on April 2, 2020

Presented by John Isaza, Esq., VP of Information Governance, IGS, an Access Company and Atle Skjekkeland, CEO, Infotechtion Attend this session...

NASA to launch 247 petabytes of data into AWS – but forgot about eye-watering cloudy egress costs before lift-off via The Register

As the article states, NASA has hundreds of petabytes of data to store in the cloud, but a recent audit shows they...

IG Maturity Index Report 2020 from ARMA International

We’re very excited to have launched our new research report: IG Maturity Index Report–2020. This is the first time that we’ve...

Pandemics and Personal Data

Jared Walker of Zasio writes a great blog post on Pandemics and Personal Data


As you may know I've been advising on managing electronic records & content management systems for many years. Even with good technology,...

Complimentary Webinars provided by VRC during COVID-19 Pandemic

Vital Records Control (VRC) recognizes the pandemic due to COVID-19 is rapidly changing how we work and learn.  As many of the...

Complimentary Webinar: Intentional Impact – Revolutionizing Your Leadership Approach: Creating IG Champions on 3/26

This complimentary webinar provides a method for creating Records and Information Governance “Champions” in your organization. You will improve your leadership skills...

OCR Issues Guidance on Telehealth Video Technology: Recommends Business Skype and others

March 17, 2020 Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth Remote Communications during the COVID-19 Nationwide Public Health Emergency

A Message from the ICRM President: COVID-19

A link to the post can be found here. It outlines a general message, information to candidates on testing, and recommendations...

University of Oregon to start new Records Management Program

Check out the link below for their blog post as well as link to project website.

MER Conference Responds to Health Emergency: We’re Going Virtual

Do your social distancing and self-isolation while virtually attending the MER Conference from homeEarn continuing education creditsLet us bring the best content,...

Where to get credits now that conferences are canceled: IG GURU

Valued Reader, The past few days have been eye opening to say the least. COVID-19 will most certainly...

What IG Pros Need to Know about the Coronavirus Outbreak via IG World

Check out an article I wrote for IG World regarding the Coronavirus for IG and Privacy professionals.

IG & INFONOMIC$ SUMMIT in Boston via IG World

View registration and summit details here.

i-SIGMA cancels 2020 May Conference due to Covid

A communication today was issued from i-SIGMA and reported on Recycling Today that the annual conference in May 2020 is canceled due...

ARMA urges all events to be virtual through April amid Covid outbreak

A communication was sent out to chapter leaders today from ARMA HQ. Stay tuned for further developments.

Clearview AI has billions of our photos. Its entire client list was just stolen via CNN

Read about this significant breach on images here.

Rep. Maddock: Burdensome record storage costs would be dialed back with reproduction plan via Michigan GOP House

Proposed new bill could streamline record storage and save municipalities time and money storing records.

To the Victor Go the Spoliation Sanctions: Eastern District of Louisiana Exercises Inherent Power to Issue Sanctions for Spoliation via JD Supra

"The court found that Defendant proved that Plaintiff had violated its discovery obligations because it showed that Plaintiff had previously posted the...

Agenda Announced for Northern Virginia and Metropolitan Maryland chapters of ARMA Spring Seminar 2020

Information Security In an Insecure World Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 8:15-4:45 Grant Thornton LLP,...

Brave Browser Integrates Wayback Machine to View Deleted Web Pages via Bleepingcomputer

Avoid 404 page not found errors with the Brave Browser according to this article.

Webinar: What M&A teams can learn from Yahoo! & Verizon March 10th 1PM ET

Featured Speakers: John Montaña, J.D., FIIM, FAI, VP of IG at Access and Brenda Barnhill, JD, LL.M. Director & Consulting Specialist at...

The FBI Issues A Powerful $3.5 Billion Cybercrime Warning via Forbes

This article by Davey Winder exposes how breaches in 2019 cost $3.5 Billion for nearly 500,000 people and organizations.

Data sharing and outbreaks: best practice exemplified via The Lancet

A great article that discusses how to share data during a health outbreak.

Smithsonian Releases 2.8 Million Images Into Public Domain via the Smithsonian Magazine

The launch of a new open access platform ushers in a new era of accessibility for the Institution

Webinar: What the ‘IG Maturity Index Report— 2020’ is Telling Us via ARMA International

Description from registration site: Are organizations making sufficient progress in developing information governance (IG) programs? How can you determine if your...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and GDPR by Arye Schreiber

A. Vital Interest and massive personal data sharing With the scary spread of COVID-19, data protection is not typically...

Diversity in Tech Podcast Available

On this podcast, we’ll discover ways to increase representation in tech while sharing everyday stories of people of color in tech.

Connected devices will be 3x the global population by 2023, Cisco says via RCR Wireless News

Cisco’s new annual forecast predicts that 71% of global population will be mobile subscribers by 2023

Punjab bans use of WhatsApp in government offices via The Express Tribune

The order of banning WhatsApp use by the provincial government has been taken in light of a decision taken in a meeting of the Cabinet Division on January 31.

Configuration mistakes blamed for bulk of stolen records last year: IBM via Financial Post

Misconfigured servers accounted for 86% of the record 8.5 billion records compromised in 2019 according to the article.

Webinar: Simplifying the ERM Solution Procurement Process: NARA’s Partnership with GSA via MER

Tuesday | February 18 | 1:00 PM EDTPRESENTED BY NARAMade possible by Active NavigationSimplifying the ERM Solution Procurement Process: NARA’s Partnership with GSA

23 Best Records Management Memes From Around The Web from FEITH

Nice work FEITH! Great content to liven your Friday if you are a RIM and IG pro!

Zasio Enterprises Adds New Web Browser Interface to Leading Electronic Records Management Software

Check out the blog post here about their amazing new feature.

Hundreds of confidential Georgia files discovered landfill…in 2020 via North Augusta Star

Yes, the title is snarky! Recent records found in a landfill in 2020! Check out this story here.


Restoring documents is something that is rarely planned. Check out the 3 questions a document restoration company should be asking here.

The IAPP announces updated CIPT textbook

Interested in becoming a Certified Information Privacy Technologist? Check out the new Introduction to Information Privacy for Technologists resource introduced by...

Whistleblower: Lives Lost, Billions Wasted Due to Government Records Management Failures via The Epoch Times

“About seven or eight years ago, I came to the conclusion that I couldn’t support it anymore. And I couldn’t support it anymore because I knew that not only had I never seen one record in a production environment enter into a DOD-certified repository, I’ve never even seen any of those applications successfully deployed. So they’re empty.”

Google says it accidentally sent some users’ private videos to strangers via CNBC

2020 didn't kick off well for some Google Photo users as yet another breach occurs.

Breaking: ARMA 2020 Election Results

Results are posted here.

Cape Cod Municipality Turns Paperwork into Digital Records per The Sandwich Enterprise

Municipalities in 2020 continue to focus on going digital and removing file cabinets. Check out the article here.

The ICRM is looking for mentors

The ICRM Mentoring Program has been created to provide clear instructions, consistency and uniform processes to Mentors and Mentees for all parts...

Breaking: Access Announces Acquisition of Information Governance Solutions (IGS) and Virgo™

Records and Information Management Leader Further Strengthens Information Governance Solutions, Including Policy Control Software for Retention and Privacy

The cyber attack the UN tried to keep under wraps via the New Humanitarian

This article discusses how bad actors broke into the UN during the Summer of 2019.

Breaking: ARMA International Announces New CEO

Check out the press release here.

Scholar Calling on Writers for New Book: Impacts of the Cloud on Records Management and Archives

Impacts of the Cloud on Records Management and ArchivesA book edited by Salvador P. Barragan (San Jose State University)

Iowa Election Snafu: What Happens When IT And Cybersecurity Best Practices Are Ignored via Forbes

Author Jody Westby does a great job discussing what should have happened in Iowa regarding the delay in publicizing polling data. ...

Some California Government Records will stay hidden from the Public via Voice of San Diego

Rejected FOIA requests, drone usage by the SDPD, pension awards, and information from SDSU are all highlighted in this article.

Important Notice Regarding Individuals’ Right of Access to Health Records via OCR

Notice issued on January 28th, 2020 On January 25, 2013, HHS published a final rule entitled “Modifications to the...

Popular Teen App TikTok fined by FTC for illegally collecting children’s data via the Washington Post

The fine was 5.7 Million USD. TikTok states in the article privacy is important, but it seems like they went the...

NAID & PRISM International 2020 Conference: Saying Good-Bye to Two People Who Made a Big Difference

A piece written by Executive Director of NAID & PRISM, Bob Johnson, shines a light on two people who made a difference...