Trevor Lewis is a Records Analyst and the Local Records Program Coordinator at Vermont State Archives and Records Administration within the Vermont Secretary of State. Trevor is a licensed lawyer with several decades of experience in Vermont working with many aspects of State and local government and regulated businesses. Trevor also has direct experience on boards of local government and nonprofit entities. After many experiences seeing how records and their management (or lack thereof) can give rise to problems, he welcomes opportunities to help public bodies and officials "get out in front of the problem" in our increasingly information-intensive world.
Access to Public Records: tensions between the right-to-know and the protection of privacy and the role of Records Management in addressing these issues
Record Analyst & Local Records Program Coordinator Vermont State Archives & Records Administration
Monday, April 30, 2012
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm Pacific Time
Location: Online via Collaborate URL: join live session
Government accountability, fostered by ready availability of public records, is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Yet the government also holds increasingly large amounts of sensitive personal and business data that is legitimately entitled to confidential treatment. Needless retention of information that is truly no longer needed creates risks ranging from improper breach of confidentiality, to burdens of "searching the haystack," to unmanageable opacity by simple result of sheer quantity. The accelerating increase in the volume and range of public information calls for forward-looking management of information as a highly important asset.