[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]“It will likely become a big issue in the upcoming presidential campaign. This morning Hillary Clinton is in the hot seat after bombshell revelations first reported by the New York Times overnight. The Times reported that Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as Secretary of State.”
“‘It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,’ said Jason R. Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle & Reath who is a former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration.”
Jason R. Baron, Co-Chair of the Information Governance Initiative is quoted in a breaking, front-page story this morning in the New York Times about Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email account for four years while she was Secretary of State. Jason was also interviewed about the issue on Good Morning America today and the story is going viral around the globe.
The IGI hosted a live discussion this morning about email governance in the U.S. Federal government, specifically NARA’s “Capstone” strategy that is explicitly designed to ensure that all email of top officials is captured and retained permanently.
Our discussion included a panel of experts with deep experience on Federal government recordkeeping and email governance, and presentation of a case study of how the Department of the Interior is dealing with its massive email archive. The panel discussed more sophisticated approaches to email governance that use automated classification to identify and preserve important messages.
Baron stated during today’s webinar “There are certainly understandable reasons to use private email accounts from time to time […] but the rules that are in place, that are well understood, are that high level officials and frankly anyone in government needs to use an official record keeping system for email and that it is the exception not the rule to use Gmail.”
He went on to state that “if Capstone was in place and she had an account on the system, then all of her email records those of historical importance and everything else would have been captured in an archive…”
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