PRESS RELEASE: Foundation Publishes New Research Report

Palmyra, NJ (10/15/18) – “Information Management and the Courts: An Update” by John C. Montaña, J.D., FIIM, FAI.

This report has been funded by the ARMA Metro NYC Chapter.

This report examines and analyzes United States Court decision concerning information management in the following four areas:

  • Data Breaches and Liability – Who owns data collected in cloud-based systems? Who has standing to litigate when breaches occur?
  • E-discovery and Spoliation – What constitutes ownership, custody and control of records and data, particularly as the lines blur between personal and business devices, and data distributed amongst systems is shared by business partners, contractors, vendor and others?
  • Records and information policies and procedures – how do the courts view them; how do they operate in litigation?
  • Data rights – What rights does an organization have to data that it receives/collects from clients and other third-parties?

The report focuses on cases from approximately 2000 to 2018, with older cases cited primarily as background for discussion of newer cases and topics.  Case topics have been selected to reflect current issues of interest and areas where legal doctrine is new or uncertain.

The report supplements earlier work by this and other authors.

This report is available at no charge at:

http://armaedfoundation.org/research-program_menu/research-reports/


The Foundation is a leading organization that enhances the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status in the United States. For additional information, please visit:
http://armaedfoundation.org/

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PRESS RELEASE: New Research Report Now Available

Palmyra, NJ (7/6/18)  –  The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation – AIEF), is excited to release a new research report, “Records Management Experience With Big Bucket Retention: A Status Report” by William Saffady.

The report examines the ‘Big Bucket’ concept and its history, provides results of 14 interviewee’s experiences with ‘Big Bucket’ retention practices from a variety of organization types, and looks at issues, concerns, and considerations for would-be implementers.

This report is available at no charge to interested information management professionals at:

http://armaedfoundation.org/research-program_menu/research-reports/


The Foundation is a leading organization that enhances the practical and scholarly knowledge of information management by funding and promoting research, scholarship, and educational opportunities for information management professionals. The Foundation is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status in the United States. For additional information, please visit:
http://armaedfoundation.org/

We welcome all information management professionals to join us on social media.


Canadian Requirements for Personal Information Protection

This report reviews the Canadian personal information statutes in Canada from a records management perspective. Until this report, there has been no Canadian equivalent to the ARMA International Educational Foundation (AIEF) reports on requirements for personal information protection: Requirements for Personal Information Protection Part 1: U.S. Federal Law, and Requirements for Personal Information Protection Part 2: U.S. State Laws. While Canada and the United States have a similar constitutional structure, Canada and the United States have different privacy regimes. Canada has a harmonized privacy regime grounded by similar statutes across Canada, based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union (EU)’s data protection directive. In the EU, privacy is a fundamental right, accorded broad protection in EU statutes and case law. In the United States, privacy is protected by sector—characterized as a “safe harbour” or “shield”; that protection is less comprehensive than the EU. Compared to the EU and the United States, Canada occupies a middle ground regarding personal information.

This report is based on data acquired from legal research of primary personal information and privacy provisions contained in the statutes enacted by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments (Privacy Statutes). This report’s focus is on the statutes currently in force because those are the statutes with which organizations must comply.

The report may accessed here: http://armaedfoundation.org/research-reports/