Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Santayana

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.

Investigators: Phila. VA needs change, accountability

After a nine-month probe, the VA’s Office of Inspector General made 35 recommendations to address shoddy record-keeping, bungled claims, inadequate security, and poor working conditions at the Philadelphia office. Scrutiny at its Germantown facility –...

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Quincy city clerk responds to records scandal with training sessions, ‘shred days’ (USA)

Following two recent scandals involving public records, the Quincy city clerk says Quincy’s department heads will be required to undergo records-management training. In March, the city’s public works department illegally burned 49 boxes of old records without first...

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