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.
WASHINGTON — A top official with the Department of Health and Human Services told members of Congress on Thursday that the agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children it placed with sponsors in the United States… Read more: New York Times April 26,...read more
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
An examination of a selection of complaints received by the Ombudsman’s office, as well as those filed directly with Tusla, has highlighted “serious failings” in how the agency carries out its role. Among the findings of Tyndall’s report are: undue delay in dealing...read more
It’s often seen as one of governments’ thankless achievements, despite helping build civilisations. Records management, the tool helping drive so many services for the community, has taken another battering — on this occasion because widespread gaps have exposed the...read more
Furness said poor record keeping and information sharing about abuse was “systemic” across all institutions. The royal commission has identified that poor record keeping is a systemic issue which affects the response of many institutions to allegations and instances...read more
A man born in London to German parents has been told he cannot get a British passport unless he takes a UK citizenship test because he cannot prove his mother was legally in the country when she gave birth. “Holding a British birth certificate and having had my...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