Facebook is creating records — but who is managing them?

  • Dominique Glassman Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Keywords: Facebook, Records Continuum Model, records management


Facebook is creating records from the data that users are pouring into their profiles. This paper examines Facebook’s data practices in the context of record creation through the theoretical lens of the Records Continuum Model. Three stakeholder groups are identified in record creation: the users, the site, and third-party platform participants. This paper analyses Facebook’s data sharing practices in conjunction with the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

How to Cite
Glassman D. (2019) “Facebook is creating records — but who is managing them?”, Archives & Manuscripts, 48(1), pp. 45–58. doi: 10.1080/01576895.2019.1614077.