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The Whole of Government Data Strategy: sharing versus protecting

Opinion piece by Rachael Greaves published in The Australian, December 14th 2021 The Government’s Data Strategy must address the conflict between data value and data risk By Rachael Greaves, CEO and Co-Founder, Castlepoint Systems A new Federal Government Data Strategy is due to drop soon and will focus on collaboration, re-use, and security. These themes …

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What do Financial Services need to know about cyber and compliance?

Castlepoint CEO Rachael Greaves recently presented to the Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) on the topic of cyber risk.  Most organisations are focused on immediate priorities, and have a short planning horizon for cyber. Cyber doesn’t seem as immediate as the need to meet targets, respond to FOIs, or complete reporting cycles. Anything that disrupts core …

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Critical industries – obligations and possibilities

In November 2021 the Australian Government released the Critical Technology Supply Chain Principles. This a voluntary code to: “… support businesses of all sizes securely and confidently adopt and develop the critical technologies that will drive Australia’s economic recovery and future growth” These critical technologies include, for example:  artificial intelligence quantum computing blockchain algorithmic automation. The …

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In-place records management versus in-place records management..?

A new research paper has clarified the three types of records management model, and they are (to paraphrase): centralised in-place traditional and in-place modern (what we call the Data Castle).  “Rival records management models in an era of partial automation” by Lappin, J., Jackson, T., Matthews, G. et al., published in Archival Science in January, Expounds on …

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Turning a corner – in-place management is here to stay

Something has been happening recently, and it’s good news for good governance. After 5 years, the Department of Finance, Digital Transformation Agency and National Archives have all harmonised on something that has been a requirement of the International Standards since 2011. All evidence of business is a record, and all records must be managed. In …

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Machine Learning – giving us all a bad name?

Video credit: Christina Trexlor on TikTok Machine Learning is a really common AI technology. People tend to assume that ML means machines teaching themselves – but really, ML means machines learning from people.  Once the machine has learned, or been taught, it can start to make its own predictions. But the process of learning can …

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The inevitability of automation

Visit iDM Magazine for our latest article on trends in information regulation affecting organisations – and what this means for traditional records management. The drive to automate comes partly from Federal government (the Department of Finance recommended a move to automation in 2015), but mostly from the impracticality of continuing to register, sentence and dispose …

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The new government ethical AI principles and what they mean for information management automation

Yesterday, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews announced the AI Ethics Framework, consisting of a set of Principles, and guidance for how and when to apply them. In essence, the government hopes these principles will be used by anyone designing or implementing an AI-based system that produces outcomes that could impact people, the …

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A Federal Government case study

Recently, Castlepoint engaged with a small specialist Federal agency. The agency had been running a manual sentencing process for two years, which involved reviewing content in a legacy shared drive and classifying it against AFDA Express and their Records Authority (RA). It wanted to explore an automation solution as an alternative. We implemented Castlepoint and …

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