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Photos on your phone

Most of my postings are about what people write and what they say.  Clearly that’s information, and if written or said in the course of a company’s business, a proper subject for information governance. 98 more words

Risk

Stark choices for Tony

I have two excuses for this blog post. The first is that any parent of an eight year old is obliged to be able to name a favourite super hero.  701 more words

Audit

Who feels the pain? And when?

Compliance enforcement measures sometimes fail because the wrong people are punished.

“Prosecutors Change Tune on Prevention,” Wall Street Journal, July 17, 2014 C2.  US Department of Justice and FBI officials are starting to realize that threatening prison for corporate officials involved in bad behavior isn’t as effective a deterrent as imposing fines large enough to make shareholders angry.  122 more words

Risk

Seven year itch

Getting in our time machine and going back to 2006, when the ediscovery rules in federal civil litigation were amended; lawyers at the time were concerned with how to capture and reproduce email, text messages, and instant messages. 164 more words

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Cost Allocation Planning

Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals and Other Non-Profit Organizations are required to have a cost allocation plan, in accordance with OMB A-110 Subpart C, Section _.21.  A cost allocation plan is simply the formula or means of how a program will allocate its costs.  1,046 more words

Federal

On the internet, no one knows you're a dog

Things aren’t always what they seem.

Case in point.  “In Suburban Storefront, FBI Lays a Stock-Fraud Trap,” Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2014 A1.  FBI sting in the penny stock trade.  53 more words

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You manage what you measure

The House Ethics Committee requires that Members and their staffs report free travel (a) on their annual financial disclosure and (b) 15 days after the trip ends.  105 more words

Internal Controls