Tuesday, February 18, 2020


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...

White Paper – Data Protection Law: An Overview by Congressional Research Service

A publicly available 75-page PDF that covers the origins of privacy in the US and how privacy has evolved in the US...

White Paper: Understanding Blockchain’s Role and Risks in Trusted Systems via 3DPDF Consortium

Dr. Pat Franks chaired this latest whitepaper on Blockchain's Role and Risks in Systems. Dr. Pat Franks is a professor at...


A great article that dissects CCPA for small businesses and gets deeper into what devices one may have to consider for CCPA.

Happy Data Privacy Day #DataPrivacyDay2020

Check out the resources below to learn more about data privacy. http://www.staysafeonline.com http://www.iapp.org

IG Podcast by IGW features Andrew Ysasi talking IG Leadership

Andrew discusses with Robert Smallwood about certifications, job development, resumes, and leadership trends IG pros should be aware of.

5 Information Management Trends for 2020 via CMS Wire

Joe Shepley lays out five trends the information management industry will face in 2020.

Man pleads guilty for keeping classified records after employment via the Washington Post

This article brings to light the importance of ensuring access controls are in place for contractors and that vendors follow information handling...

MER Publishes Conference Agenda

MER Conference Agenda PDF

Preserving Our Past At The National Archives [Infographic] via Polygon

The National Archives is home to billions of documents that are important for both record keeping purposes and to preserve our nation's proud history. Records exist in a wide variety of formats including paper, animal skin, photographs, film, sound recordings, and more. Each of these storage formats requires a specific storage environment to ensure they remain undamaged and can withstand the test of time. Without these carefully-created storage environments, many of these records would degrade and be lost forever.

Webinar: A Unified Approach to ERM Requirements: NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative from MER – Jan 21 1pm EDT

January 21 1-2 PM EST     In Partnership with NARA  Made Possible by Active Navigation

Record Manager and Employee awarded $4 Million to settle whistle-blower lawsuit in California via SF Chronicle

December 17, 2019 - Two employees complained and won a lawsuit over records were being destroyed in violation of federal and California...

NAGARA Now Accepting Student Intern Applications for Summer 2020

The NAGARA Internship Program provides a $1,500 stipend to each of two students enrolled in archival and/or records management graduate programs. The...

Data Management: A cheat sheet from TechRepublic

Big data is the backbone of modern business, but before it can be used, it has to be properly managed. Here's an overview of the ins and outs of data management.

Whistleblower tells Project Baltimore mass shredding took place at Baltimore County Schools via Fox 45

The destruction of financial documents during the 2018 audit has garnered a strong reaction from the governor and a state delegate. Now, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski says taxpayers deserve an explanation.

How China Stole an Entire Airplane via Industry Week

China stands alone in the world in the way it engages in broad-based, pervasive industrial espionage through the use of human sources, cyber-intrusion, and outright theft across a countless number of industries.

2019 Highlights in Privacy Training, Writing, Resources, and Humor from Daniel Solove

Professor Solove provides his 2019 highlights from his blog here.

“If it works I should have access to five million cameras that I can use” – The Hacker Who Took Down a Country via...

Daniel Kaye, also known as Spdrman, found regular jobs tough but corporate espionage easy. He’s about to get out of prison. By Kit Chellel via Bloomberg

Record Retention a key component of privacy and cyber compliance program via bn blogs.

The Data Protection Report provides thought leadership on emerging privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues, and helps its readers proactively address risks and anticipate next steps in this crucial emerging field.

Indiana County Running out of Storage Space

As reported by the Journal Review, Montgomery County in Indiana keeps their records back to the 1800s and is running out of...

The ICRM announces updated exams and prep material

The ICRM has announced updates to exam parts and resources for passing the exam. Check out their exam...

La ARMA Nostra 2019 Report and Call to Action

A message from Nicholas J. De Laurentis, “The Godfather” of La ARMA Nostra, “This ARMA of Ours” FAMILY HISTORY

Happy New Year! 2020!

IG GURU wishes you a Happy 2020!! Thank you for following us!

Top Posts on IG GURU in 2019

Security, blockchain, legacy media (tape), leadership, frameworks, and misuse of information continue to be popular topics on IG GURU. Below are...

Lawyers Leveraging Less Social Media to Balance Ethics Rules, Time Constraints via Law.com

This article discusses how lawyers must weigh and consider ethical rules and client confidentiality before every post.

IG World Top Articles in 2019

Below are the top articles from IG World Magazine in 2019 The announcement of the Information Governance 2nd. Edition...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from IG GURU!

NARA to shed more light on paper records phase-out through updated guidance via Federal News Network

By Jory Heckman | @jheckmanWFEDDecember 5, 2019 7:03 pm  3 min read Check out the article here where NARA's Arian Ravabakhsh...

The Evolving Impact of Company-Owned Devices in Records Management via Zasio

Zasio discusses the impact of CCPA, GPS locations, banking information, and text messages on mobile devices. Further, Warren Bean, Sr. Sales...

The Top 20 Security Predictions for 2020 via Lohrmann on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure on GT

One of the best collections of "Top Security" predictions from various vendors compiled by Dan Lohrmann. Thank you, Dan.

This new ransomware is targeting companies across Europe and the US via ZDNet

Cyber criminals using a new form of ransomware are going after healthcare and technology companies across Europe, the US and Canada in what researchers describe as 'carefully chosen' attacks.

San Jose State Grad Earns the IGP and compliments his MLIS and MARA Degrees

“Being in the information age, the records field is genuinely exciting right now. There are really no limits to what your career path can be. I’ll never run out of things to do, to investigate or implement.”

ARMA Announces Candidates for Open Board Positions

Check out the latest news coming out of ARMA regarding candidates for open board positions.

The ICRM partners with University of Toronto (SCS)

RIM students can now use their credits to become a Certified Records Analyst (CRA) through the UoT program. Check out the...

i-SIGMA: NAID & PRISM Conference Agenda 2020 Published

The conference agenda is located here

Facial Recognition Cartoon Highlights Frustration with the Technology from Professor Daniel Solove

Professor Daniel Solove provides a great update on facial recognition technology in his latest blog post.

ARMA and AIEF Issue Special Edition Publication: Blockchain, AI, Accounting Records, and other IG topics covered

Nice to see the AIEF and ARMA working together to publish this special edition.

IAPP Offers Training to prepare for CCPA

From the IAPP The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will come into effect on January 1, 2020. You have...

Webinar Dec 12: Unlocking Customer Value Through Effective IG via MER

MER Sapient is hosting a webinar with Access as a sponsor. Register now, and learn how...

Millions of text messages at TrueDialog allegedly exposed by vpnMentor researches via USA Today

It appears TrueDialog removed the database from public view, but did not respond to to researchers. Read here.

Vanishing Messages in Apps Causing Issues for E-Discovery via Bloomberg Law

One attorney is quoted that clients who use apps such as Whatsapp, Wickr, Signal, and others that disappear a message "may well...

Yale Study finds doctors give EHR’s an F rating via WSHU and Yale News

While search earned an A, however, the amount of documentation for medical billing earned an F. Check out the source of...

Adobe announces end of support for Acrobat, Reader 2015 via ZDNet

After the deadline, customers will no longer receive any security patches for their software.

Louisiana State Government Hit by Ransomware Attack Forcing Server Shutdowns via The Hacker News

Targeted ransomware attacks on banking and finance, government, healthcare, and critical infrastructure are on the rise, with the latest victim being the state government of Louisiana.