How Long to Keep Your Records

How Do You Know How Long to Keep Your Records?

A company’s records retention schedule (RRS) needs proper retention periods for their records and information. So, what do these retention periods do? They help designate information you should retain and tell you how long to keep it. In fact, once you finalize and implement well-defined retention periods, they can help ensure you properly and consistently…

GDPR Compliance Prep

GDPR Compliance Prep for US Companies

The clock is ticking on the European Union’s new privacy law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We’re less than one year away from when the GDPR comes into force, May 25, 2018. This new regulation imposes sweeping privacy protection requirements on any entities that oversee personal data operations or process personal data in the…

2017 Zasio Article Electronic Recordkeeping and the Managing Government Records Directive

Electronic Recordkeeping and the Managing Government Records Directive

On November 28, 2011, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum entitled Managing Government Records, initiating “an Executive Branch-wide effort to reform records management policies and practices” of agencies by developing a “21st-century framework for the management of Government records.” To achieve this objective, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the…

Bringing the Cloud Down to Earth

As companies of all sizes begin to store data in the cloud, privacy issues have become big news. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak commented on the cloud, saying that “the more we transfer everything onto the web, onto the cloud, the less we’re going to have control over it.”[1] A major problem for companies is a…

Case Study: Southwest Gas Corporation

Summary Southwest Gas Corporation, a provider of natural gas services to more than 1.9 million customers throughout Arizona, Nevada, and California, set out to streamline its approach to information management by partnering with Zasio Enterprises’s consulting division. Together, the two industry leaders developed key strategies to drive compliance, collective corporate buy-in, and simplified and sustainable…