November 2019 Print

Digital Exchange

Please click on the link below to access the Fall 2019 issue of exchange. 

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President's Foreword

The title of our November [email protected] dinner meeting was "GDPR, CCPA & Recordkeeping: Things Just Got Real". In the aptly named presentation, former Chapter President Jason C. Stearns discussed the steadily encroaching reality of privacy regulations, and how that reality has finally made its way to the very forefront of the American business model. I suppose it's no surprise to many of us who saw the writing on the wall from senationalized media coverage of massive breaches like Marriott and Equifax (among so many others).

Information governance professionals and those "in the know" were among the first to predict that the fallout from sweeping initiatives like GDPR would eventually make landfall here across the pond as well. But how many of us truly anticipated the swift and bold action that states like California- and others to follow suit- have undertaken in the name of privacy? 

In many ways, our profession offers a looking glass into business viability in an information-centric world. And in many ways, CCPA is an acknowledgement that information has changed the way business is done. It needs to be managed, governed and protected. It's an acknowledgement that good data management is good business. A sound governance program is just as important as the often-revered principles of sound finance. And, in fact, information value movements like Infonomics seek to codify that idea in a more literal sense. Things are changing.

So my message to you, the member/reader/practitioner/evangelist is simply this . . . stick with it! Make your voice heard in this burgeoning field that will be a vital component in shaping the business and regulatory climate of tomorrow. There is no better way to do that than to be actively involved in associations like ARMA.

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Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 19th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST (link to follow)

  • ARMA Metro NYC Webinar Exclusive: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Case Study Webinar- Preparing Your Platform for Artificial Intelligence


Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST 


Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

  • CONFIRM.NYC- The Conference on Information and Records Management with networking reception immediately following. NY Executive Conference Center, 1601 Broadway, NYC 


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