Records Management and data portability: Digital Shadows or Electronic Shells?

Thoughts on management

The EU is proposing a right to data portability.  How organisations respond, will have an effect on how they manage records in the future. People will be able to take their personal information from one social network organisation to another.  What this means, is that these organisations have to organise their records to make this possible.  The same demand is developing for government records with the Big Blue Button initiative. People want to be able to control whom they share their information with and how it is shared.  As data storage is relatively inexpensive, it is easier to store and transport larger amounts of information. All of these will have an effect on the future of records management.  The following are some thoughts on where this might lead and what it may mean for records management.

Just as people want to share their information, governments want to be…

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