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apartments and homes
Mar
24
Back in February my brother asked us to take a look at some data for his Resident's Association. The data related to AirBnB listings in Dublin city centre. We don't do a lot of pro-bono work, but I'd forgotten to get him a Christmas present or a birthday present and was feeling guilty so I agreed to look at the data.First of all, it was just data. A comma separated variable file with a munge of text and numeric data. Scrolling and filtering would provide some answers, but they wouldn't... + read more
puzzle pieces
Mar
09
One of the great things about running a boutique research-driven consultancy in the Information Governance/Quality/Privacy space is that we get asked by clients to look at interesting things and figure out not just what the opportunity is that exists in the problems and challenges of today. What are the things that are happening in the information space that are creating risks as people "run with scissors" to adopt new technologies and ways of working without necessarily understanding the full... + read more
facepalm
Feb
25
In a previous post I advocated strongly for an evidence based approach to Data Retention schedules in organisations, with the emphasis being on avoiding "indefinite" retention periods or "L'Oreal" like retention rationales ("because we're worth it").In the POSMAD information life cycle that we teach and apply as part of our consulting and advisory methodology, organisations need to understand how they will Apply the information, and they need to ensure that they are storing and sharing... + read more
Feb
25
In a previous post I advocated strongly for an evidence based approach to Data Retention schedules in organisations, with the emphasis being on avoiding "indefinite" retention periods or "L'Oreal" like retention rationales ("because we're worth it").In the POSMAD information life cycle that we teach and apply as part of our consulting and advisory methodology, organisations need to understand how they will Apply the information, and they need to ensure that they are storing and sharing... + read more
Feb
13
We have been working on Data Retention policy reviews for a number of clients recently. One element of our approach is a benchmarking exercise against peer organisations domestically or internationally to assess the "reasonableness" and proportionality of proposed retention periods. In one review we found that domestic peers had identified quite a lot of "Retain Indefinitely" retention periods. Coincidentally, these were applied to records which related to accidents, incidents, and activities... + read more

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