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The risks of relying on ‘making a record’

The Register reports that, due to human error, 145,000 KPMG Microsoft Teams user chats were deleted, and can’t be recovered. KMPG was using retention policies in Teams, which have some broader limitations and risks for compliance. Unfortunately, in attempting to modify the policy for one user, they modified it for all, and deleted chat threads across the whole …

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ASD and the problem to the solution

New Australian Signals Directorate Director-General Ms Rachel Noble PSM spoke today at the ANU National Security College. Castlepoint CEO Rachael Greaves was invited to attend as a representative of the Australian information security technology ecosystem. The topic was ‘Long histories, short memories: the transparently secret ASD in 2020’, and you can see the speech online on the National Security …

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Building Trust in the Public Record: the new policy for government

The National Archives of Australia has just released the exposure draft of the new records and information management policy, that will follow on from the Digital Continuity 2020 standard. The new policy is called Building Trust in the Public Record, and the theme is very much on integrity and accountability. While the thrust of the message may …

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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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Interviews with CEO Rachael Greaves

In IDM Magazine’s latest edition, CEO Rachael Greaves was interviewed about AI-powered records management (starting on page 38).  IDM: Will COVID-19 lead to a new paradigm for managing information and compliance?RG: We hope so. Traditional methods of controlling information have not been effective for a long time. Data is growing at exponential rates, and regulatory …

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Statement from the Director-General of the National Archives of Australia

David Fricker, Director-General of the NAA has released a statement about the management of government records during the COVID-19 period. Decisions being made by government to protect the health of Australians and to secure the country’s social, economic and cultural wellbeing will affect the daily lives of millions of people. It is essential that these …

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Castlepoint is a Finalist for the RegTech Association Awards 2020

We are very excited to be announced as Finalists for both the Australian RegTech of the Year Award and the RegTech Female Founder Award, to be announced at the RegTech Association RegTech Awards in March. The RegTech Association is an incredibly important group in Australia, where the RegTech sector is growing rapidly. The Association has …

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Office 365 Retention Labels – can it work?

Microsoft continues to evolve the Office 365 service to meet governance, compliance and regulatory requirements across the globe. The Microsoft compliance page is filled with lists of compliance statements and evidence organised by geographic location, regulation, policy and standard. One of the compliance areas that Microsoft is improving is Records Management, in particular being able …

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