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Records and Archives In the News is a compilation of news stories 
related to records and archives management.

RadioShack customer records loss was 'isolated incident'
Victoria Advocate - Victoria,TX,USA
In an e-mail, she wrote that "this was an isolated incident ... that 
did not act in accordance to our shredding program." This shredding 
program, as shared 

ISPs uneasy about data retention
IT Week - London,UK
‘Our policy says we would not want our members to become involved in 
data retention because of the pitfalls, including the costs of 
compliance and data 

Coping with compliance
Express Computers - Bombay,India
With a growing body of legislation dictating how enterprises may 
create, use, share, and retain electronic records, CIOs must develop 
data storage and 

Disaster Planning After The Apocalypse - New York,NY,USA
It should cover damage to or loss of real and personal property, loss 
of revenue, general liability, reconstruction of destroyed documents, 
and extra ...<,0406-poll.shtm>

Enterprise content management booms in the UK - London,UK
A survey of more than 150 UK companies found that 29 percent are now 
deploying and implementing document and records management systems 
across the business ...

preserving sussex County's history
Cape Gazette - Lewes,DE,USA
... an eye toward how they affect historic and cultural resources, as 
well as spearhead records management and document retention for the 
county government. ...

Q&A: How Betty Ostergren makes life a little harder for ID thieves
Computerworld - Framingham,MA,USA
Ostergren's site, The Virginia Watchdog, boasts a list of public 
records containing Social Security numbers belonging to well-known 
figures -- including ...

Shredding nation
The Spokesman Review - Spokane,WA,USA
The ensuing document destruction had made the medical industry one of 
the top shredding clients in the area, according to document managers. 

Title: Personal Information Security Breaches by Stikeman Elliott LLP
Date: 28 March 2007
Written By: Stikeman Elliott LLP from Canada
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Slogging through the past
Prague Post - Prague,Czech Republic
It’sa difficult task, evidenced by sheer numbers: The Interior 
Ministry’s archives alone have so many boxes of yellowing papers, 
containing some 850000 ...

Stolen Past
Evening Bulletin - Philadelphia,PA,USA
"Our investigation resulted from information that was received from the 
public, which is the best way to get it," National Archive Inspector 
General Paul ...

City gets grant to preserve documents
The Eureka Reporter - Eureka,CA,USA
Among other historic resources under the city clerk’s stewardship are 
meeting minutes, charters, ordinances, resolutions and deeds. ... 

From Peking to Paris
The Moscow Times - Moscow,Russia
For some reason, the glass negatives taken by Vapereau ended up on sale 
at a Paris auction in 1991, where a collector with an interest in 
China, ... <>

The Prairie Archives at the Milwaukee Art Museum
Journal Times - Racine,WI,USA
She credits archivist Tim Ladwig and John Eastberg, a guest scholar or 
Demmer Scholar, with helping with the new catalogue. Eastberg is senior 

Saanich history goes digital
Saanich News - Saanich,British Columbia,Canada
The $30415 total will pay for a part-time employee to help out 
archivist Caroline Duncan. The new staffer will help scan and caption 
photos, Duncan said. ...

Presidential Library for TR!
Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot - Oyster Bay,NY,USA
It sets up a chain of command after someone requests a presidential 
record  from an archivist, explained Diane Hiltabidle, writer/editor at 
the Presidential 

Second ex-Morgan Stanley client list theft
Financial News Online US - London,UK
Chilowitz pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal trade secrets in 
February.  Chilowitz could face a maximum sentence of 26 years in 
prison and a 850000 fine ...

National Archives Intern Pleads Guilty To Stealing Civil War Documents
All Headline News - USA
Philadelphia, PA (AHN) - An intern with the National Archives charged 
with stealing 164 Civil Rights documents pleaded guilty Wednesday. ... 

Germans call for return of paintings seized by British troops
Art Newspaper - UK
In 1998, the UK national museums approved a statement on spoliation, 
deploring the wrongful taking of works of art during the Holocaust and 
World War II ...<>

FOI legislation delayed
Cay Compass - Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands
Certain public documents or records would be partially redacted or 
wholly prevented from release depending on issues concerning national 
security, ...<>

Former Morgan Stanley Employee Arrested On Data Theft Charges
Consumer Affairs - USA
The report cited young people as being the most vulnerable, due to 
reuse of passwords and not shredding documents with personal 

RadioShack: Records incident was isolated
Corpus Christi Caller Times - Corpus Christi,TX,USA
Steve Schmidt, vice president of RadioShack's Southwest Division, said 
in a written statement that the company has a shredding program for the 

Intel Gets More Time to Explain Lost E-Mails in Antitrust Case
eWeek - Woburn,MA,USA
The e-mails that Intel claims are missing reportedly discuss details 
relevant to the AMD lawsuit, which alleges that Intel engaged in 

Bulgaria to open communist-era secret files
H     .bg - Bulgaria
Bulgaria is one of the last former communist nations to tackle the 
historical records of its past. Other countries with former communist 
regimes, ...<>

Mass. needs law banning private data on state Web sites, some say
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
"Social Security numbers are inappropriate on Web sites, period," said 
Robert Ellis Smith, who publishes the online newsletter Privacy 
Journal, ...

DD digitises 1400 hours of content - Andheri,Mumbai,India
NEW DELHI: Conscious of the degradation of archival material and taking 
advantage of new technologies, different wings of the information and 

• To Catch a Thief at the National Archives
Newsweek - USA
April 6, 2007 - With its stacks of yellowing historical documents and 
staff of earnest archivists and librarians, the National Archives 
doesn’t seem like a 

"No Mysteries" in Bulgarian Archives' Chief Suicide
Sofia News Agency - Bulgaria
Bulgaria: There is nothing mysterious or unsolved around the suicide of 
secret archives chief Bozhidar Doychev, district prosecutor Spas Iliev 
announced. ...<>

Archives set to ease loans of objects, documents
Ottawa Citizen (subscription) - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Library and Archives Canada is considering opening up its collections 
of rare documents, photographs and artworks so people across the 
country can "borrow" ...

John Lanchester: Who owns what in the digital age?
Guardian Unlimited - UK
... York Public Library, the University of Michigan, the Bavarian State 
Library, the Catalonian National Library and the University Complutense 
of Madrid. 

Space Needed: State Museum Running Out of Storage Room
WTEN - Albany,NY,USA
It will be plenty of space to house the nearly 15-million items 
collected by the State Museum, as well as items from the State Library 
and Archives. ...<>

NEW: Medical Records Found In Arlington Dumpster
CBS 11 - Dallas/Fort Worth,TX,USA
(CBS 11 News) ARLINGTON Imagine that your child's private medical 
records are being dumped in a place where anyone could find them and 
view their personal 

Paper trail that ended chapter on book scam
New Zealand Herald - Auckland,New Zealand
Churton had access to rare and valuable books, and had authority to 
delete book records when necessary. And for 10 days in July last year 
she was deleting 

KJHK gets new digital archive
University Daily Kansan - Lawrence,KS,USA
KJHK will get a new digital archive next fall to help preserve its 
music library. The storage system will cost around $32, 000. Student 
Senate passed a bill 

Activist wants government e-mails declared public records
Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
A lawyer for Walters and ATV Watch asked the court to rule that the 
e-mails republic records under the state Right-to-Know Law that can be 
shown to other ...

Intel Gets More Time to Explain Lost E-Mails in Antitrust Case - Evergreen,VA,USA
In addition, Intel said in the letter that it is reviewing its document 
retention efforts related to former employees because there "may be 
some lapses." ...<>

The Mitchell Advocate, Wed, 04 Apr 2007 8:03 AM PDT
Archives offer insight into our past, but education still needed 
Awareness Week
upon us
Archives might just be Ontario?s best kept secret and that is something 
that can be changed through education during Archives Awareness Week, 
according to Carolyn Bart-Riedstra, Archives Advisor of Ontario (AAO).

Peter Kurilecz
Richmond Va
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