What is BS 10008:2008?
BS 10008 sets out the requirements for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems.This includes data processing, information exchange between computers and electronic storage. The standard addresses issues relating to the authenticity and integrity of data, helping organisations to comply with the law and legal procedures. BS 10008 also covers the process of electronic identity verification, such as the use of electronic signatures and electronic copyright systems.
How does it work?
BS 10008 helps organisations to manage their electronic information over long periods and when their technology changes. By following this standard’s best practice guidelines, a company can better manage the various risks that are associated with electronic information and data security. Other topics covered are policies, security issues, procedures, technology requirements and the auditability of electronic document management systems (EDMS).
Who should buy it?
- Business managers
- Records managers
- Compliance officers
- Legal advisors in financial institutions
- Insurance companies
- Local government departments
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For more information about freedom of information (FOI) and data protection, visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website:
BS 10008 is available in two formats, as a hard copy printed version or electronically, as a PDF for download.
Also of interest
Four books support the standard and offer guidance: