A number of recent stories illustrate the possibilities and perils of 21st-century information technologies. I recently discussed Hillary Clinton’s email troubles, but there are other recent stories that continue and illustrate this trend.
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There’s a hoary old saying that you learn in law school: “the law is a seamless web”. What’s meant by this is that, although you study law as a series of discrete, siloed topics, it’s all really one big thing, and all interrelated.
In April of this year, after many years of debate and drafting, the EU adopted its new General Data Protection Regulation (which I will call “the regulation” for the rest of this post). The regulation is an attempt to resolve a problem which is manifested itself for a very long time now – privacy regulation […]
The Hillary Clinton email brouhaha has in many respects taken front and center in the political arena. But leaving aside the politics of it, there are many records management and information governance aspects of the whole affair that are important and valuable to those of us in the records and information management business, regardless of […]
In my last post I looked at the Clinton email scandal from the State Department’s point of view. It’s equally worthwhile to look at it from Clinton’s point of view. That’s what we’ll do today.
We often think of Big Data or Dark Data as a thing – one big, amorphous blob of stuff, that either we can’t do anything with, or that we must deal with as one big blob of stuff.
I was in Africa recently, in the country of Sénégal in a little town called Guéoul. I wasn’t there on business, or more accurately, I wasn’t there on my normal business. I volunteer for a nongovernmental organization that tries to keep young girls from poor families in school.
In November 2015, Kazakhstan passed the so-called Informatization Law, effective January 2016. This law is similar to a law recently enacted in Russia, in that both laws require that databases and record systems containing personal data about citizens of that country be maintained within the boundaries of the country.
On December 15, 2015, the European Commission approved a reform of its data privacy regime. The new regime is an attempt by the Commission to rationalize the regulation of data collection and data privacy throughout the European Union.
A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that the Multidimensional Insurance Data Analytics System, or MIDAS, the database used by the Obamacare system, maintains its data permanently. The data in question includes a wide variety of personal information, including insurance applications, personal financial information related to qualification for federal subsidies, and Medicare eligibility information. […]
I’m often asked a question that goes something like this: “We’ve moved our records to a cloud-based vendor. How do we implement our records retention schedule on the vendor’s system?” More often than not, this question involves personnel records and other human resources records, because there’s a big industry of outsourced HR functions, but it […]
Conflicts, What Conflicts? One of the more obscure provisions of the Dodd Frank Act that’s coming up on a lot of organizations is the conflict minerals certification provision found at section 1502.
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- The Dilemma of Democracy and Information – Double Edged Swords from out of Pandora’s BoxJuly 7, 2016 - 9:20 pm
- Brexit and its effect on Information GovernanceJuly 7, 2016 - 9:18 pm
- The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation – a Sea Change, or Old Wine in a New Bottle?July 7, 2016 - 9:14 pm
- The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: Two Information Governance Views (#1)June 9, 2016 - 12:40 pm
- The Hillary Clinton Email Scandal: Two Information Governance Views (#2)June 9, 2016 - 12:39 pm