International Tax Record Roundup

For US taxpayers, May 17 (Tax Day) is fast approaching, and the question is often asked – How long should I keep my tax records? Here is a brief rundown of required or suggested recordkeeping periods for income tax records in the United States and other jurisdictions around the globe. These time periods do not…

Data Protection Legislative Updates

Since the GDPR passed in 2018, we have seen an ongoing worldwide ripple effect, as other jurisdictions have begun passing their own data protection laws that mirror, or in many respects comply with GDPR requirements. Here are a few such new or upcoming laws worth noting:   Brazil – General Data Protection Law (LGPD) (Law…

Pandemics and Personal Data

In light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) viral disease officially being classified as a pandemic, nations around the world are grappling with how to best manage and prevent further spreading of the disease. One such measure we see being taken, especially in early stages of the fight, is contact tracing, where persons infected with the virus…

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…

Zasio Records Management Software gives you 5 Tips for a more Secure Password.

5 Tips for a More Secure Password

We are in an age of unprecedented digital technology and connectivity. As a result, businesses face an ever-increasing risk of cyber-attacks and security breaches. Just glance at the news to see how frequently such incidents occur. These attacks and breaches can be extremely costly and debilitate a business’s vitality and reputation. One of the most…

Zasio's record retention consulting can help with the proper destruction of paper and digital or electronic records.

Proper Destruction of Records

When paper or electronic records have reached the end of their retention period, how do you appropriately destroy them?  Below is a summary of common records destruction methods. Paper Records Confidential Information Shredding: Paper is cut into thin vertical strips (straight-cut shredding) or into vertical and horizontal confetti-like pieces (cross-cut shredding). Most non-confidential records can…

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…