Evidential weight & legal admissibility of electronic information

If a document is to be admissible in court, its authenticity must be beyond question. Organizations that process large volumes of data therefore need to maximise the reliability of the electronic information they manage, whilst minimising the risk of its long-term storage.

BSI has previously produced guidance in this area in the form of a Code of Practice (BIP 0008, available in 3 parts) and has now published a British Standard (BS 10008 Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information), which more formally specifies the requirements for the implementation and operation of electronic document management systems.  

BS 10008:2008BS 10008:2008
Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information. Specification

BS 10008 is available in two formats, as:

  hard copy printed version or electronically, as a PDF for download

 

Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Information Stored Electronically. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Information Stored Electronically. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008

 Alan Shipman

Read more about storing information electronically

 

Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Information Communicated Electronically. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Information Communicated Electronically. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008 

Peter Howes and Alan Shipman

Read more about communicating information electronically

 

Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Linking Electronic Identity to Documents. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008

Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Linking Electronic Identity to Documents. Code of Practice for the Implementation of BS 10008

Peter Howes and Alan Shipman

Read more about linking electronic identity to documents


 

bip 0009Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information. Compliance Workbook for Use with BS 10008

Alan Shipman

Read more about complying with BS 10008

 

Preservation business-critical electronic documents so they lastA Manager’s Guide to the Long-term Preservation of Electronic Documents

Neil Pitman and Alan Shipman

Download the first chapter 

Read more about preserving electronic documents

 

BS 8495BS 8495:2007 Code of practice for digital CCTV recording systems for the purpose of image export to be used as evidence

Read more about using CCTV images as evidence

 

 Read some of the press stories about BS 10008

 what the press are saying

Read BSI's press release about BS 10008

BSI British Standards welcomes public comments on new standard on legal admissibility and evidential weight of electronic information Read more

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