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    Research Paper Released: Canadian Requirements for Personal Information Protection

    This report reviews the Canadian personal information statutes in Canada from a records management perspective. While Canada and the United States have a similar constitutional structure, Canada and the United States have different privacy regimes. Canada has a harmonized privacy regime grounded by similar statutes across Canada, and is based on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union (EU)’s data protection directive.

    Based on data acquired from legal research of primary personal information and privacy provisions contained in the statutes enacted by Canada’s federal, provincial, and territorial governments (Privacy Statutes), the report focuses on the statutes currently in force because those are the statutes with which organizations must comply.

    The paper is located at:

    If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring research or an educational scholarship for 2018 please contact: . There are many worthy research projects and scholarships in need financial support to move information management forward.



    Requirements for Personal Information Protection

    Part 1: U.S. Federal Law
    This updated Part 1 paper discusses 32 federal personal information protection laws and their records management impact. Each summary includes the year the Act was passed, the citation (either U.S. Code or Public Law), a summary of provisions, definitions of personally identifiable information and records related terms where applicable, and any implied or explicit RIM impact. The summary of provisions includes overviews of the major provisions of each law.

    Part 2: U.S. State Laws
    This updated Part 2 paper covers protection of personal privacy information in U.S. state laws and its impact on records management programs. The choice of the 26 privacy issues covered in this document is based on high profile privacy issues from the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Chief Information Officers, and various news sources. Some Freedom of Information laws having privacy or confidentiality requirements were also included in this document.

    Papers located at:

    Press Release: Vonore, TN (10-5-17) The Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF), announces the release of two, 2017 revised research reports.


    Congratulations to Michael Landau from our own chapter!

    Vonore, TN (10-5-17)  This summer at the 5 ARMA Region Leadership Conferences the Foundation (ARMA International Educational Foundation-AIEF) held drawings for 5 IPad minis. An additional winner will be drawn at the ARMA International Conference in Orlando, FL.

    Congratulations to the Winners:

    Michael Landau for Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regions (Metro NYC, Summit, CT Chapters)
    Erica Mitchell for Canadian Region (National Capitol Ottawa Chapter)
    Sylvia Ehret for Southeast/Southwest Regions (Ft. Worth Chapter)
    Pati Pelaccio for MidwestRocky Mountain/Great Lakes Regions (Central Missouri Chapter)
    Justin Parker for Pacific/Great Northwest Regions (Non-Affiliate)


    AIEF Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate-level education program.

    This year, the Foundation will be offering several scholarships in amounts ranging from $3,000 to $1,000 (USD).

    These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

    The application deadline is March 30, 2018 at midnight (US EST).

    For more information and the application, please visit:

    The Foundation is a funding resource for research and scholarships in the field of records and information management. The primary funding source is derived from concerned individuals and organizations in the profession.  The Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit entity.

    The availability of funding is determined on an annual basis. All awards will be issued in US dollars. The Foundation reserves the right not to offer awards unless funding is available. Potential donors are invited to contact the foundation administration for additional information:

    There are many worthy candidates in need of financial support to become credentialed in the field of information management. If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring a graduate scholarship in 2018 please contact:

    The Foundation welcomes all information management Governance professionals to join us on social media

    Mary's Musings: January 2018

    Best Wishes for a Wonderful, Healthy and Happy 2018!

    The New Year is well underway, and the ARMA Metro NYC Board would like to share with you the exciting educational events we have planned:

    Mark your brand new 2018 Calendars!

    • Thursday February 15th, 5:30 pm – 8 pm: “Records Retention Schedules and their impact on your IG Program” – presented by Mark Diamond, Contoural, to be held at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 601 Lexington Ave @ 53rd Street
    • Register Early!! Tuesday March 6th 7:30 am-5 pm The Early Bird Rates have been extended through February 15th  Only! - - Our premier event -  our signature Annual Conference, held in collaboration with our sister chapters from New Jersey, Connecticut and Long Island
      • Leading speakers will provide valuable, usable insights on information governance, privacy and security, technology and RIM 101.  
      • New This Year: We are adding a 5th track – complete with CLE accreditation - welcome to the Sedona conference as they have prepared this track for those interested in hearing from highly accomplished legal speakers, among whom are 4 former and current judges
      • Location: Executive Conference Center, 1601 Broadway @W. 48th Street, in the heart of Times Square
      • Conclude the day socializing at the wonderful networking reception, starting at 5 pm, sponsored by Iron Mountain
      • See the Event Website for Program Details
      • For those vendors wishing to exhibit, please see our website for information - or email 
    • Tuesday March 20th- 9 am to 5 pm- Certified Records Manager/Certified Records Analyst Exam Preparation Workshop (Parts 1-5) – for those of you preparing to take the CRM or CRA exam, this workshop will cover the essentials, to be held at King & Spalding, 1185 Ave. of the Americas, btw. W. 46th and W. 47th St.

    In Case You Missed It

    • Melissa Dederer led a CRM/CRA Information Session on January 18th, which demonstrated the high level of interest in our chapter for pursuing these Certifications.
    • Our January Networking Social on January 24th was right up our alley.  Members and guests, old and new, got to better know one another, while noshing and bowling a few frames!

    Check out our website for the past presentations page (when available)

    Volunteer! Now is the Perfect Time
    If you are interested in participating at a higher level this year in any way, we have many volunteer opportunities for members and now would be a great time to get involved.  Just send a note to Gene Stakhov, Executive VP at: or Glenn Fischer, VP, Membership at

    Stay tuned to our website  and social media for the most up to date chapter information. We have posted our Yearly Calendar under “Year at a Glance”. 

    Join the Conversation!

    Don’t forget the ARMA Metro NYC Chapter has an active social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Let’s Get Social! 

    Please feel free to provide your feedback and ideas anytime to!

    See you in the New Year!
    Mary Sherwin, CRM, IGP

    Welcome New Members

    Please welcome our newest Chapter Members (October thru January)
    Scott Fischer
    Aurotech Inc.

    Shaun Lyons
    Iron Mountain

    Melanie Miller

    Tamara Marie Jones, PH.D.
    Macquarie Group

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