Using Personal Email for Government Business is a Bad Idea – Here’s Why

We’ve all recently read about several government officials using personal email accounts or email servers to conduct government business.  But they are not alone by any means – a recent survey of 412 high-level government employees conducted by Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Meeting Group revealed that approximately one-third of the employees surveyed said they sometimes…

ARMA Austin Spring Education Seminar: RIM’s Impact on Discovery

This is the first in a two-part recap of the 2013 ARMA Austin Spring Education Seminar, where we learned about the relationship between records management and electronic discovery. Our morning speaker for the seminar was Dr. Eugenia Brumm, Director of Huron Consulting Group. Her talk, “RIM’s Impact on Discovery,” gave lots of information about the…

ARMA Austin Spring Education Seminar

Last week, records management professionals in the Austin area gathered at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus for the ARMA Austin Spring Education Seminar. Attendees were treated to two presentations about the relationship between records management and eDiscovery. Discovery is the process through which lawyers gather evidence from the opposing party before a trial. eDiscovery stands…

NAGARA-CoSA 2012: E-Discovery and the Records Manager

This article is the second in a series of our takeaways from the 2012 NAGARA-CoSA Annual Conference. By Erica Wilson, Government Information Analyst. Litigation is a complicated and stressful event.  Records management personnel are often faced with the challenge of providing records and information during discovery, or the pre-trial phase wherein facts are gathered to…