Some White House records may not be preserved

This article is timely indeed, given the Lunch & Learn sessions that my colleague Sandra Toze and I have been giving over the past two weeks (Using social media to leverage corporate intelligence and tacit knowledge).The article deals with the challenge of preserving records generated by social media applications, such as Facebook and Twitter.  Technically, any posts associated with a corporation’s social media site could be considered business records, and thus subject to the company’s retention and disposition policies.  As the article points out, however, controlling these records becomes difficult if people access and post to these corporate sites via personal devices.  Of course, the other side of the argument is the matter of what to keep, as it’s doubtful that all of these social media records have any long-term value.

The Associated Press: Some White House records may not be preserved.

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