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Does your business want to implement ISO 27001?
Safe Data Governance      May 2022

Businesses that are ISO 27001:2013 certified, working toward ISO 27001 certification (or considering it), need to know about updates to the framework and their impact.

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Information and Records Management Professionals Recognised With IRMS Awards 2022
IRMS      May 2022

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announced the winners of the IRMS Awards 2022 which recognise excellence, innovation, and dedication to the sector. The awards were presented on Monday 16th May at a Gala Dinner, held during the annual IRMS Conference in Glasgow. Seven prestigious awards were presented including the Information and Records Management Professional of the Year 2022, Team of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

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 Resilience, Recovery, Renewal

IRMS      April 2022

In this report, information and records management professionals share their unique perspectives on the advances that have been made since the start of the pandemic, including the adoption of news working practices, processes, and technologies, and consider how sector can build upon the opportunities that have been created for future.

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North businesswoman taking her data protection expertise from Glenshiel to Glasgow
The Press and Journal     April 2022

A West Highlands data protection expert is to speak at a major information and records management conference in Glasgow next month.

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Helping businesses get ready for ISO 27001: 2022
Safe Data Governance      March 2022

Businesses that are ISO 27001:2013 certified, working toward ISO 27001 certification (or considering it), need to know about updates to the framework and their impact.

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IRMS to Focus on How Information Management Can Support Resilience, Recovery and Renewal at Glasgow 2022 Conference
IRMS      March 2022

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today revealed the full programme for its annual conference, which this year focuses on Resilience, Recovery and Renewal in the post-pandemic workplace. More than 350 information management experts will convene in Glasgow, at the DoubleTree by Hilton, from 15th to 17th May 2022.

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Microsoft to Take Centre Stage at IRMS Conference 2022
IRMS      January 2022

Key figures in the development of products and services at Microsoft will be on stage in Glasgow this Spring as the Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) hosts its latest annual conference on 15-17 May 2022

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IRMS Announces 2021 Awards Winners and Fellowships
IRMS      December 2021

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has announced the recipients of its 2021 IRMS Awards. The prestigious and highly sought-after annual industry awards recognise excellence in the field of information management. The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner, sponsored by Iron Mountain, during the IRMS Conference 2021 in Birmingham on Monday 29th November.

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IRMS Conference 2021 – A First for GSA!
Geoff Smith Associates (GSA) Ltd      November 2021

Geoff Smith Associates (GSA) Ltd will be attending the IRMS Conference on the 28-30th November 2021 at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC). This will be GSA’s first time at the Conference and we are extremely pleased to exhibit alongside partners Fujitsu.

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Information Transformation… Out with old, in with the new?
EncompaaS Solutions EMEA      October 2021

"Digital Transformation… Digital Transformation… Digital Transformation…” Have you ever heard that term…? Talk about the buzz phrase of the industry, an umbrella term with so many nuances that just make it so difficult to start a constructive conversation… We’ve all been guilty of it! Anyway… Can I tell you how I can help you along your digital transformation journey?

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Data Explosion in Microsoft Teams?
EncompaaS Solutions EMEA      September 2021

What would we have done over the last 18 months without Teams? It hasn’t just kept people working, it also enabled those much needed social meets in 2020, with quizzes, games, drinks and drawings happening most weeks. It allowed us to share information, talk and collaborate effortlessly during a difficult time and as people start to go back to the office and remember that their colleagues aren’t just talking heads, I’m expecting things to remain the same and Teams will be used more than email to create faster outcomes.

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Information Management Industry Gives its Support to the IRMS Annual Conference 2021
IRMS Society      September 2021

2nd SEPTEMBER 2021, The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) is proud to announce the overwhelming support of the industry as it prepares to host the IRMS Conference 2021 in Birmingham, from 28th to 30th November. More than 350 delegate places, as well as all sponsorship and exhibitor packages have sold out, as information and records management professionals gather en-masse, for the first time since 2019, to discuss the theme - Information & Data: The Heart of Your Organisation.

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Is digital data protection training enough?
The DPO Centre      August 2021

In July this year, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined Mermaids, a charity offering help and guidance to transgender children, £25,000 for a breach that left the personal data of 550 people searchable online. This information consisted of 780 pages of confidential emails which included names, email addresses, physical and mental health records, and notes on sexual orientation, spanning back to 2016.

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Data Protection : The big privacy headache
The DPO Centre      August 2021

Back in April, following the publication of the UK Data Protection Index’s fourth report, we wrote a blog about the perils of International Data Transfers and explored why 21% of respondents felt that these transfers were the biggest data protection challenge their organisation was then facing. However, it appears that the tide is turning…

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The Do's and Don'ts of monitoring employees using CCTV
The DPO Centre      August 2021

Following recent events, involving closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage capturing a certain ex-Health Secretary and his aide being leaked to the press, resulting in red faces all around, we present to you our top three Do's and Don’ts of using CCTV to monitor your employees.

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COPING WITH COVID: IRMS BULLETIN SPECIAL EDITION
IRMS Society      July 2021

To mark the easing of UK lockdown restrictions, the UK’s Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has just published a special edition of the ‘IRMS Bulletin’ entitled "COPING WITH COVID” that focuses on how organisations have adapted and evolved over the last 15 months to survive and thrive during a global pandemic.

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Digital transformation: how to go digital in the post-covid era
Crown Records Management      June 2021

Companies across the UK are re-examining their business model after a year of pandemic and lockdown – and coming to a realisation that digital transformation is more imperative than ever.

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IRMS Announces Revised Dates for its 2021 Annual Conference "Information and Data: The Heart of Your Organisation”
IRMS      March 2021

THURSDAY 18th MARCH 2021, Following the government’s newly announced ‘roadmap out of lockdown’, The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has announced revised dates for the IRMS Conference 2021, previously scheduled to take place in May.

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IRMS Focuses on Imperative for Good Practice in Information and Records Management in the Face of Digitally Transformed Workplaces
IRMS      October 2020

MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 2020, The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) is focusing on ensuring new digitally transformed workplaces are protected by strong information governance, and is welcoming members and non-members working in the sector to its annual IRMS Conference 2021.

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50% of Government DPOs report a more than doubling in Data Protection Requests since the introduction of GDPR
eCase      September 2020

The results of a new comprehensive study, published by eCase - The Impact of GDPR in Central Government find that half of central Governments DPOs have seen more than 100% increases in Data Protection Requests (DPRs) since the introduction of GDPR and that, even now, two years after it became law, 7% are still concerned about their own compliance with it.

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IRMS Announces New Dates for IRMS Conference 2020
IRMS      March 2020

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has announced the new dates for the IRMS Conference 2020. The conference will now take place from 29th November to 1st December 2020, at the same venue as planned – the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC). The theme for the conference is ‘Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation’ and the programme and speakers announced in February are expected to remain unchanged, with registration open now.

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IRMS Conference 2020 Programme Announced
IRMS      February 2020

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has revealed a three-day programme of more than 50 speakers, for its annual conference - IRMS Conference 2020. The conference takes place 17th - 19th May 2020 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC) and this year focuses on ‘Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation’.

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Facebook’s Data Protection Journey to feature in Keynote at IRMS Conference 2020
IRMS      November 2019

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) today announced that Calum Liddle, the legal research lead at Facebook’s Office of the Data Protection Officer (DPO), will give a keynote presentation on ‘The Journey, Challenges, Structure and Strategy’ of his team at its IRMS Conference 2020 – Information and Data: The Heart of your Organisation. Calum Liddle has worked in the office of the DPO at Facebook since December 2018, advising the Controller on the social media firm’s data protection obligations on projects as wide ranging as Calibra, the Facebook wallet for a new virtual cryptocurrency, through to Oculus and virtual reality ambitions.

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IRMS Conference 2020 Confirms Keynote Speaker Ivana Bartoletti to Address Privacy and Ethics in the Age of Big Data and Algorithms
IRMS      November 2019

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has confirmed the international public speaker, author and commentator on privacy, digital rights, data ethics - Ivana Bartoletti - as the first keynote for its IRMS Conference 2020

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The IRMS Conference Experience from a first time attendee
IRMS      June 2019

This was my first ever attendance at the annual IRMS conference and I found it both enjoyable and stimulating. Gathering such a large number of people together united by their professional lives and careers left me feeling both energised and inspired. The conference helped to generate a sense of a community of people linked by a shared purpose - to extend or impart their knowledge, skills and experience - and with a common goal - to reach for and attain new standards in information and records management.

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IRMS Industry Awards 2019 Recognises Excellence and Achievement of Information Management Professionals
IRMS      May 2019

The Information and Records Management Society (IRMS) has recognised excellence in the field of information management at the 2019 IRMS Industry Awards.

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