Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
For nearly 20 years this site by the Synercon Group, has been dedicated to keeping alive the memory of significant recordkeeping / information governance events
In the 000’s of situations captured in this archive, inadequate systems and poor practices contributed to dire outcomes. In many situations individuals or organizations were exposed to significant personal or business risk. Several of these incidents resulted in loss of life.
David Livingston was convicted of unauthorized use of a computer system for arranging a password that enabled a private contractor to clear hard drives in the premier’s office before Kathleen Wynne took power. In his ruling, Lipson said Livingston “deceived” the...read more
The Department of the Interior’s internal watchdog office has concluded that it cannot determine whether an unusual and controversial reassignment of dozens of senior employees ran afoul of federal law – because top Interior officials failed to document how they made...read more
A shocking report has revealed that vulnerable children are being put at risk due to failings in Wakefield Council’s services.... Recording of social work was deemed to be “poor” in some cases. Inspectors noted that planning documents and records of visits were...read more
The headline flew around the globe like wild fire. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published their long-awaited draft fracking drinking water study and concluded: fracking has had no widespread impact on drinking water. But if you’ve had your ear to the...read more
Government oversight officials informed Congress on Wednesday that the Transportation Security Administration continues to operate in disarray, failing to record basic security details for thousands of employees and not tracking official IDs and badges that allow...read more
The Commonwealth Bank does not currently have advice files for more than one in 10 of the cases registered for its compensation scheme for victims of dodgy financial advice. A CBA update on Tuesday said that of the more than 9000 cases registered under its open advice...read more
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. says it has lost 12 years of gas-line repair records for part of the Bay Area — the largest such gap to emerge since the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion was blamed on incomplete and inaccurate documentation. In testimony before a...read more
New Zealand government agencies have been given a rap on the knuckles for poor record-keeping practices in the 2014-205 annual report from Archives New Zealand, which found that that important documents could be damaged, destroyed or inappropriately accessed as a...read more
raining of roughly 200 supervisors at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in the handling of public records as well as other steps to improve a broken and possibly illegal system of not keeping emails are repairs Sheriff Mike Williams said have taken place since the...read more
A former Pacific Gas and Electric Co. official hired after the San Bruno gas-pipeline explosion to clean up the company’s records said management ordered her to destroy documents and that she found a telltale preblast analysis of the pipe in the garbage, according to...read more