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Category Archives: information management
Threat to openness: managing access to public archives
In November 2015, I attended the Threats to Openness conference held at Northumbria University. The conference had a specific aim “discuss the growing threats to citizens’ rights to access public archives across the digital world.” Although we did not discuss … Continue reading
Daniel Morgan’s murder, police corruption and the health of the UK regime
Daniel Morgan was brutally murdered with an axe. In the days before his murder, he had claimed to have information about a network of corrupt police officers. Despite, 6 investigations and two failed prosecutions, his killers have never been brought … Continue reading
Posted in coruption, culture, information management, knowledge worker, learning organisation Tagged corruption, daniel morgan, justice, Metropolitan Police, murder Comments Off on Daniel Morgan’s murder, police corruption and the health of the UK regime
Friend or Foe? The state’s only question about your digital identity
The major issue for the web is how to identify a user. At first glance, this seems an obvious question. We know who someone is by the IP address and the owner of the computer. Except that is not always … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, elearning, information management, privacy, records management, Uncategorized Tagged digital domain, identity, NSA, physical domain, Privacy, surveillance, web 1 Comment
8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
This post has been removed as it has been superseded by the post How to write transparent investigation reports. I would like to thank Donna Boehme of the Compliance Strategists for comments on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does … Continue reading
Posted in compliance, coruption, information management, learning organisation, local government, management Tagged Complaint, Freedom of information, investigation report, Organization, People, Terms of reference Comments Off on 8 Steps to ensure your investigation does not appear to be a cover-up
Thoughts on the Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Conference (#TRILCon)
On the 29th of April, I attended the TRIL Trust, Risk, Information and the Law Conference, in Winchester hosted by the University’s Centre for Information Rights. The conference was well organised with about 60 attendees. The day was structured with … Continue reading
What is a privacy strategist?
Business will need someone to help them deal with the increased risks associated with using personal data. They need someone who can help them exploit the business opportunities of personal data and assure customers, and employees, about their privacy concerns. … Continue reading
Is privacy the myth that encourages us to be the state’s standing digital reserve?
A recent story on the BBC highlighted the number of data breaches reported by Welsh local government councils. Aside from the questions about the breaches, how they can be prevented, and whether the reporting mechanism encourages or discourages organisations from … Continue reading
Posted in data protection act, information management, local government Tagged BBC, Business, Data breach, ICO, Information Commissioner Office, information management, personal data, Personally identifiable information, Privacy, Security Comments Off on Is privacy the myth that encourages us to be the state’s standing digital reserve?
The future of Records Management (A youtube video)
I thought it was time to join the YouTube generation and post a video. I narrated a PowerPoint presentation and converted it into a video. Although these tools have been around for a few years, I did this for two … Continue reading
The tide is coming in: Archives and the digital tsunami
Like all businesses, archives face the challenges from the social media economy. For most people archives can seem a dusty forgotten place that only scholars or researchers would have an interest. In many ways, this is true because it is … Continue reading
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