More Effective Data Protection discussed by EU Data Protection Supervisor and OSG at joint European conference

14 November, 2011 A wide range of new document and data management issues were discussed at the ARMA International / NAID-Europe / PRISM International joint European conference which took place in London last week. Industry leaders from around the globe, including politicians, technology developers, and senior directors from OSG Records Management, discussed the latest developments and directions within the industry.

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OSG also sponsored a well-attended keynote session by guest speaker Peter Hustinx, the EU Commission’s Data Protection Supervisor. The subject was “More effective data protection”, it examined the potential for privacy breaches, identity theft and fraud amongst data custodians such as governmental departments, banks, insurance companies and law firms. In today’s digital age, more and more personal data is being generated and stored by these companies and institutions, but how can they take steps to ensure that this private information is protected? And should they be held accountable if they fail? The EU takes these questions extremely seriously and the EU’s Lisbon Treaty means new legislation will be in place in the coming years.

This subject is also a hot topic in Russia and the CIS. As market leaders in data and document management, OSG has been selected to advise on the best way forward. The conference also looked at a wider range of issues including confidential destruction, cross-platform archive management solutions and compliance.

Krzystoff Bobrowski, CEO of OSG Records Management commented: “As industry leaders, we are pleased to take an active role in new developments. We continue to evolve cutting edge solutions that answer our client’s needs so they can focus on running their business. Peter Hustinx is the ‘Mr.Privacy’ of Europe, his ideas on better data governance have a direct impact on every company’s Legal, IT and Operations departments. In the months ahead, OSG will publish articles which takes a detailed look at these very important issues.”

 

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OSG is the leading provider of document and data management solutions for companies operating in the CIS and EU. With over 30 years of experience to draw from and award-winning levels of service, OSG continues to grow an impressive client base of regional and international companies.

PRISM International is a not-for-profit trade association whose members specialize in the storage, retrieval, organisation and disposition of client information assets. Its nearly 600 member companies are headquartered in more than 40 countries and operate in more than 1000 facilities world-wide. PRISM International members serve private industry and public entities by providing outsourcing services for information management, including: paper file management and storage, electronic and optical information management and storage, disaster recovery and media vaulting services, microfilm and digital imaging project services, electronic vaulting, secured destruction services, software escrow services, and other client-driven information management services.

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on information management and governance. Formed in 1955, ARMA International is the oldest and largest association for the records and information management profession with a current international membership of more than 10,000. It provides education, publications, and information on the efficient maintenance, retrieval, and preservation of vital information created in public and private organisations in all sectors of the economy. It also publishes the award-winning Information Management magazine. It is active in developing and publishing standards and guidelines related to records management and information governance. It was a key contributor to the international records management standard, ISO-15489.

NAID-Europe is a standing committee of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID®), an international association of companies offering data destruction services, uniting to promote the secure disposition of discarded information by emphasizing the highest standards and ethics. By securely destroying all types of discarded media, including paper, film, computer hard drives and other electronic devises, in a highly efficient and environmentally responsible manner, NAID-Europe members help all types of organisations fulfill their legal obligation to prevent unauthorised access to discarded personal and competitive information.

For more information on the event, please visit the website of PRISM International.

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