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PRA Myth Busters

The New Zealand Public Records Act (known by all who care as the PRA) has a lot of good things going for it but it is being abused by some vendors into "scaring the willies" out of organisations. Think Y2K all over again!

However there are some willing to call them up on this and I would start with the excellent posting from Sarah Heal (herself a vendor of "content management services") - PRA Myths - Beware the Scaremongers

She highlights a few PRA myths and asks for your input as well.
  • Local authorities willbe audited under the Public Records Act.
  • “XYZ system is compliant with the Public Records Act”
  • “All emails must be kept”
  • “We will be audited in 2010”


  1. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for drawing attention to this issue. Much appreciated.




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