The new streamlined records management standard is simpler to use, making it easier for public sector organizations to maintain and keep essential records, according to New Zealand’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Peter Dunne. He emphasized that good recordkeeping is essential for good government and the maintenance of accurate public records as legacy information. This interesting information was brought to us by Live News in New Zealand and their article, “New Records Management Standard – simplifies recordkeeping.”

Good creation, maintenance, and appropriate disposal of records are not just about the past, they are a good model for future recordkeeping and in turn, good governance. The solid indexing against a strong taxonomy helps ensure that the data is safe and available. This helps protect the rights and entitlements of individuals. It also supports accountability and transparency in government, as well as sound evidence-based decision making.

Melody K. Smith

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