When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Organization’s Records be Safe?

Natural disasters have increased in both frequency and destructiveness. In 2020, the United States experienced a record-breaking 22 weather or climate disasters that resulted in the loss of life, billions in property damage, and numerous irreplaceable items. Some of these irreplaceable items included vital business records—information that an organization needs for daily operation.[i] Knowing which…

Russia’s Archives Order – 2020 Updates

If your company does business or has a business presence in Russia, then you may be familiar with Order No. 558 which sets out a list of storage periods for recordkeeping. On December 20, 2019, the Ministry of Justice of Russia approved Order No. 236, Updating the List of Typical Administrative Archival Documents Generated in…

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…