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7 Ways To Prepare Data In The Age Of Privacy and Information Governance

7 Ways To Prepare Data In The Age Of Privacy and Information Governance Content may still be king, but now the rights to some of it may belong to the people! In response to the EU’s General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR) and recent stateside efforts to enshrine data protection including the California Consumer Privacy Act… Read More

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UPCOMING PRIVACY WORKSHOP IN LA 7/31: Leveraging a GDPR Compliance Investment for CCPA / Privacy By Design

UPDATE: Presentation Slides Included Below   ARMA-GLA Summer Spotlight Workshop LEVERAGING A GDPR COMPLIANCE INVESTMENT FOR CCPA / PRIVACY BY DESIGN WORKSHOP Part I – Join European attorneys and privacy compliance experts from Brussels based law firm Ethikos to learn how to leverage GDPR compliance investments for California’s new Consumer Privacy Act. In this presentation they’ll review key… Read More

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Document Strategy Forum Next Week! My Session – Executing the Information Governance Strategy for the Post-Cloud World

At the very heart of all the buzz surrounding “big data and artificial intelligence (AI) lives a universal truth- Information is the critical asset of every organization. Information flows through people and applications at such a rapid pace that it demands effective management. Enterprises are flying blind if they don’t have an information management strategy. Read More

The Building Blocks of Information Governance

Information Governance (IG) is quite the buzzword these days, yet too many organizations still find themselves struggling with implementing a practical roadmap for success. Here’s a proven strategy and a few tips I picked up while developing board level IG programs for the Fortune 500. Walk Before You Run It’s true that your strategy needs… Read More

20 Years After Google: In Search of a Better Way to Search

From its inception the internet has always been about search…. searching for that answer, that perfect example, that one you love? But search has also changed the way we think about information, about primary sources and really about each other in wildly different ways that aren’t always, well….helpful. In the wrong data steward’s hands the… Read More

My Hope for ARMA International

My Hope for ARMA International For almost 65 years, ARMA International has provided an exceptional level of educational value, professional resources and guidance to members of the information management field and business community. Those efforts have aided organizations in recognizing the importance of RIM/IG practitioners’ unique skillsets and helped incorporate them into their IT and… Read More

40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

Reflections on the 40th Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Guest Post by Abby Moscatel It’s been about a week since Rafael and I returned from Europe, where we attended the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners at the European Parliment’s Hemicycle in Brussels, Belgium. The thought leaders posed… Read More

The Olympics of Privacy in Brussels!

Debating Ethics: Dignity and Respect in Data Driven Life, the 40th Annual Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Two Americans walk into a EU Privacy Conference… Just a few weeks ago, a colleague reached out and reminded me “the Olympics of Privacy” were being held at the EU Parliament in Brussels in late October,… Read More

Congratulations to Manual Arts High Eleanor Moscatel Scholarship Winner Nicky Lopez!

Congratulations 2018 Scholarship Recipient Nicky Lopez! This annual academic scholarship was established in honor of Eleanor Moscatel, a graduate of the Manual Arts High School Class of 1949. Her multifaceted and successful career, from Actress to Entrepreneur and Real Estate Maven spans seven decades and includes important cultural and social service contributions to both the… Read More

3 Timeless Business Lessons from a Real Life Superwoman

My Mother is 86 and doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile. But if she ever did, her headline would read something like… “Former ingenue, entrepreneur, dreamer, and the rest is none of your damn business, honey.” But to those who’ve had the privilege to know her over the decades her mantra has always been, quite simply, to treat everybody with dignity. Here are 3 timeless business lessons she’s taught me to go along with that mantra. Read More

Digital Bondage and the Fallacy Of Work-Life Integration

Forget your elder’s sage advice on maintaining a good work-life balance. There’s a new, grossly misleading and patently absurd approach (promoted here by the time-strapped PhD’s at Berkeley Haas), and it’s spreading like wildfire throughout the business world. They call it… “Work-Life Integration!” Read More

Less is more, gaps are opportunities and relationships matter: A Case Study in Information Governance at #AIIM2018!

AIIM 2018 is just around the corner and I’m thrilled to be presenting my Case Study at this great conference which takes place April 10-13th, in San Antonio! Hope you can join me and so many like-minded in San Antonio this year or later in May when I’ll also be speaking about a program which was recently honored by ARMA International with it’s Excellence for an Organization Award!  Here are a few slides from my session which will be held on April 12th at 5PM.  Read More

The Future of Compliance – An Interview with Miguel Mairlot, Professor of Financial Law

Miguel Mairlot is the Risk and Compliance Officer for Lombard International Assurance and a Professor of Financial Law.  I sat down with him at the beginning of the year to learn a little more about his experience in the field of Risk and Compliance. Read More

Farmers Insurance Wins Trade’s Highest Award For Records And Information Governance

Farmers has been honored with the industry’s highest award for Records Management and Information Governance, “Excellence for an Organization,” by ARMA International. This award recognizes the tremendous achievements that our fine organization has made in the implementation and enhancement of our Records and Information Governance program as defined by the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles® and the ARMA Maturity Model®. In the coming weeks ARMA will be announcing the award in InfoPro Magazine and its Chapter Connections as well as recognition at the ARMA Live Conference in Orlando.  Read More

The Most Important Records In The World Are Our Fondest Memories

Dad’s life has been subtle and yet epic. He was part of the first college basketball game where opposing teams scored over 100 points. In 1952, the same squad from Seattle University overcame Goose Tatum’s Harlem Globetrotters in a historical buzz beater. In his later years, he developed incredible friendships with great talents, helped elect a Governor and built a fine career as a doctor. While I may never experience all that my Father has, making sure I preserve his records helps the whole family appreciate not just Dad, but what Dad and Mom represent, the importance of hard work, self-reliance, treating everybody with dignity and the spirit of living life to its fullest. Read More

ARMA Spring Conference

Please join me and some of my esteemed colleagues at the Annual ARMA-GLA Spring conference taking place this April at the Microsoft Technology Center in Playa Vista on April 15th, 2016! DETAILS: REGISTRATION CUT OFF:   April 8, 2016 CANCELLATION POLICY:  Full Refund if Canceled before April 8.   $50 cancellation fee if cancelled after April 8.… Read More

The Paperless Office

The extent to which any organization can reduce its dependency on paper is largely determined by the industry regulations its challenged by, the technology available to it and how well its leaders manage change. Here are some thoughts on how to begin solving the paper problem around your office. Read More

A Record Of The Film

The Little Girl with the Big Voice examines the struggles of women and children in the early 1930’s and 40’s through the eyes of Mary Small, a child prodigy, restless wife and dedicated mother whose resilience in the face of constant challenges made her a defining symbol of her generation. It was a very challenging project in many respects, but the most difficult part, finding the right images, was made easier by the tools I have learned as a Certified Records Manager, specifically the ability to catalog, index and group materials. Read More

The Myth of the Paperless Office – 12 Years Later

It’s been 12 years since I first read Abigal J. Sellen and Richard H.R. Harper’s book, The Myth of the Paperless Office.  It remains one of my favorite no nonsense analysis into the subject. This bold and insightful analysis by two Microsoft employees into the psychological and practical reasons why certain business processes continue to… Read More