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Call for Proposals for ARMA Live! 2018 are due Friday

ARMA International is seeking session proposals for the ARMA Live! 2018 Conference Education Program. The event is slated for Oct. 22-24 in Anaheim. We invite...

ARMA makes first installment of IGBOK available to members for free.

Developed through a collaboration of ARMA volunteers and leading Information Management (IM) and Information Governance (IG) experts, IGBOK: The Foundation is the first component of the full IGBOK, which is to be published this spring. IGBOK will be the first comprehensive reference of IM and IG best practices, giving more authority to these professions and our professionals.

SEC Issues Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 17 CFR Parts 229 and 249 Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Interpretation. SUMMARY: The Securities...

Small Firm Cybersecurity Checklist

FINRA has created a Checklist for a Small Firm's Cybersecurity Program (Excel 114 KB) to assist small firms in establishing a cybersecurity program to: identify and assess cybersecurity...

FedEx left sensitive customer data exposed on unsecured server

It seems like there's no end to the data breach stories. Uber covered their problem up, then had to answer to Congress. Equifax's initial response to...

New course on Modern Records Management

Modern Records Management Available online and in the classroom, you decide how you learn best and how deep into the topic you want to go....

In a final appeal to the Supreme Court, CareFirst warns of a ‘flood’ of...

“The circuit court’s holding, if left undisturbed, will eviscerate any workable standard for evaluating when a threat of a future harm is sufficiently imminent to satisfy Article III standing, and will open the door to a flood of no-injury class actions arising from virtually every data breach,” CareFirst attorneys wrote.

Should there be any permanent records?

By   Joseph Andrew Settanni Historians of ancient civilizations, especially regarding the Greeks and Romans, tell the public that, e. g., only about 5% (or less) of created...

Erasing history

The Honolulu Advertiser doesn’t exist anymore, but it used to publish a regular “Health Bureau Statistics” column in its back pages supplied with information from the...

The Incredibly Compelling Case to Rethink Records Retention in 2018 and Beyond

By: Randolph A. Kahn Feb 12, 2018 IN BRIEF How should businesses manage their ever-increasing volumes of information? Most businesses aren’t doing it right, but there are 12 rules...

How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting Today’s Enterprise Workplace

By Dom Nicastro | Feb 7, 2018 via CMS Wire It’s hard to deny the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) in the enterprise. According to a 2017 study by...

Nobody Knows How Many Obama-Era Presidential Records Are Missing

If those millions of documents are lost, America may never understand the truth about who should have been indicted by Charles Ortel | Updated 01 Feb 2018 at 7:27...

Delegate Glenn Davis Introduces Blockchain To State Record Keeping

Delegate Glenn Davis is look to blockchain technology to revitalize record keeping in Virginia government and may revolutionize the commonwealth itself. By TRS Staff January 31, 2018 Blockchain...

Could Blockchain revolutionize government record keeping?

Imagine being able to check all public records on a real-time ledger. Any citizen could verify acceptance of paid utilities the minute the transaction...

Sacramento Bee Leaks 19.5 Million California Voter Records, Promptly Compromised by Hackers

Last month, a local California newspaper left more than 19 million voter records exposed online. Gizmodo confirmed this week that the records were compromised...

“My Life Is Over”: Former Justice Department Prosecutor And Akin Gump Partner Pleads Guilty...

This unbelievable story culminated in a bizarre scene where Wertkin was arrested wearing a wig and fake mustache while trying to sell a sealed lawsuit for $310,000 to a Silicon Valley high-tech company.

Sometimes the Records Tell Different Stories

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

The U.S. Government Once Nuked a Bunch of File Cabinets

Operation Teapot’s “Project 35.5” tested record-keeping under extreme circumstances.

The Privacy Fight Is Dead In DC, And Not Even The Nunes Memo Is...

Despite Republican concerns that the FBI misused the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to gain a warrant to monitor Carter Page, Congress renewed the act less than a month ago.

How a Gun Trace Works

The ATF reports that about 70 percent of its traces are successful. But that calculation includes traces where a gun dealer is identified, but is unable to provide the buyer’s name, usually because of incomplete records.

Amazon Reports Spike in US Law Enforcement Requests for User Data

Government requests for data from Amazon Web Services spiked in the first half of 2017

A comprehensive guide to corporate online surveillance in everyday life

Cracked Labs' massive report on online surveillance by corporations dissects all the different ways in which our digital lives are tracked, from the ad-beacons that follow us around the web to the apps that track our physical locations as we move around the world.

MER Conference Announces New Leadership

Hi Everyone, Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Seth Williams, the new president of the MER Conference. While you may have seen, the MER Conference...