Navigating Multiple Jurisdictional Requirements: Which Jurisdiction is Controlling for Retention Purposes?

A common question amongst our international clients is: “which jurisdictional law should our retention schedule follow?” From a records management perspective, the general rule of thumb is to focus on the “place of the regulated activity.” Applying this rule can be difficult, however, when there are regulated activities with legal and operational implications beyond the…

Molecular-Based Data Storage

As technology continues to advance at a dizzying pace in nearly every aspect of our lives, this holds true for data storage solutions as well. Coming down the pipeline are some big (or, more accurately – minuscule) and exciting developments in the ways we store our digital data! DNA storage In a prior post, we…

Instant Messaging in the Workplace and Mitigating Risks

In today’s digital age, communicating between colleagues in the workplace is easier than ever before. Instant Messaging (IM) tools such as Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts allow employees to quickly chat, share documents, and create meetings efficiently. While IM and traditional email platforms have similar operations, IM streamlines the process by showcasing message threads…

Archive Law, Is It Just Applicable to Governments?

A National Archives Agency preserves official documents, photos, artifacts and records that have important historical value to a country. The purpose of an Archive’s Agency is to preserve these important records for future generations and provide public access to these records. Why are archive laws so important? Archive laws set out standards for preservation of…