The organization and management of data produced, received, and maintained is critical for organisational sustainability and risk management. Regulatory requirements abound: no longer can records managers afford to keep data, particularly personal information, for use other than that for which it was obtained. This impacts in turn on what accrues to archives, adding a new meaning to the principle of impartiality within the fonds. In addition, archivists and records managers must follow "new rules" most of which change frequently and which differ according to geographic boundaries or locations. Given the critical role that archivists and records managers have as administrators of and custodians of the documentary heritage, and the need to comply with myriad regulations, this paper highlights the implications of those "rules and regulations."