Category Archives: Records management practice

Where Next for the Digital Age?

I found the BBC News story today regarding digitisation of the UK Courts system very interesting. The Government has plans to make courtrooms in England and Wales “fully digital” by the year 2016, ending what it described as “an outdated … Continue reading

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Why are Signatures Missing from the Average Office Computer Desktop?

Have you ever thought about the decision-making process for the purchase of office desktop software? I’ve never been involved in this activity so it is something I admit to knowing almost nothing about! However, there is one aspect that has … Continue reading

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Migration Options for SharePoint 2013: Consider Your Options Carefully

This is the title of a blog posted recently on the AIIM website and I’d encourage you to take a look. The reason that I’m highlighting this link is because it is just so relevant given the presentation that I … Continue reading

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Should Legislation Mandate Specific Minimum Retention Periods for Documents?

If we consider a variety of legislation on the statute book in the UK for example, it is more often the case that citizens and corporations are left to define their own retention period that is consistent with both the … Continue reading

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Update: MHRA GCP Guide Now Available in Electronic Format

Further to my posting in September to alert you to the availability of a new guide to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) from the MHRA, this guide is now also available electronically in Kindle format. Please note: it appears that currently … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Secure Chain of Custody?

The recent news O2/IBM has misplaced a data tape containing unencrypted personal data just emphasises to me the need to have a secure chain of custody for our data and records. This means ensuring that when records are passed from … Continue reading

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Should Clinical Trial Data be Excluded from Data Protection Act Requirements?

Let’s start off the week with a controversional question! A Code of Practice released by the UK Information Commissions Office on 20 November adds an interesting slant to the question. The Code of Practice (Anonymisation: Managing Data Protection Risk) reconfirms that … Continue reading

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