In Defense of Destruction

A few years ago, I attended a discussion hosted by a federal regulatory agency. At the time, I was a litigation associate at a large international law firm, forehead-deep in discovery, preservation, and production for an expansive government investigation. During the discussion, a government attorney floated the idea that, with advances in technology and the…

The IGP—A Master Class in a Lot More Than Information Governance (and Why You Should Become an IGP, Too)

I recently sat for the Information Governance Professional (“IGP”) exam. The IGP certification is issued by ARMA, which bills it as the “premier certification focused exclusively on the high-level, strategic practice of information governance.”[1] As an in-house attorney, some of the most oft-repeated advice you’ll hear is ‘get to know the business.’ Working at a…

Connecticut Becomes the Fifth State to Enact Comprehensive Consumer Data Privacy Legislation

State-enacted comprehensive consumer data privacy legislation is becoming more common across the United States. Connecticut is now the fifth state to enact such legislation, joining California, Colorado, Utah, and Virginia.[1]  Public Act No. 22-15—The “Act Concerning Personal Data Privacy and Online Monitoring” (also referred to as the “Connecticut Data Privacy Act” or “CTDPA”)—will go into…

Part 3: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint – Successfully Implementing Your Simplified RRS

It’s a common mistake in records and information management (RIM) to put all your focus on creating your records retention schedule (RRS) and neglect what comes next: implementation. Lax planning, poor preparation, and a lack of oversight will frustrate even the best efforts in creating an RRS and expose your organization to unnecessary risks. Don’t…

Part 2: Keep it Simple, Duh. – Developing a Simplified RRS

Long gone are the days of intricate departmental records retention schedules—often very long, with duplicative record categories scattered across multiple business areas. Today, a simplified functional (or Big Bucket) records retention schedule (RRS) is the way to go and is now considered industry best practice. A 2018 multi-sectoral survey of practitioners confirmed that a simplified…

Zasio Successfully Achieves SOC 2, Type 2 Certification

BOISE, IDAHO — Zasio Enterprises, Inc., a global leader in business-to-business information governance and records management solutions, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit with respect to Zasio’s Versatile Software as a Service System. Zasio utilizes the Versatile System to provide its suite of…