Z-Files by Zasio

The Z-Files: The Weight of Waterlogged Records

You’re about to be blown away by the Z-Files featuring licensed attorneys Rick Surber, CRM and Frank Fazzio, IGP, CRM! In this video series, we’ll conduct experiments to learn more about records management and information governance. When we looked at the best practices for handling water damage to boxes of paper records, we found that…

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Hard-Copy Files in a Digital World

Another day, another personal information data breach. Many companies started looking at their own system’s weaknesses after learning about the recent Uber data breach. No one wants to be the next data breach headline. This kind of news can make people long for the days when records retention was simpler and paper-based documents meant data…

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…

Records Handling Requirements Format

Records Handling Laws: Format Requirements

Records managers often overlook laws that regulate record formats. Most companies store the bulk of their records electronically—or they’re moving in that direction. This makes it important to consider legal requirements about records formats. Permissive Format Regulations The good news is that most format regulations allow for electronic recordkeeping if you meet certain conditions. 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…