BS 10008:2014 Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information. Specification

BS 10008:2014

Evidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information. Specification

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : December 2014 Replaced By : BS 10008-1:2020

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What is this standard about?

This latest edition gives the most up-to-date guidelines on how electronic information should be managed to ensure that it is demonstrably trustworthy. 

Who is this standard for? 

  • Business managers
  • Records/IT managers
  • Compliance officers
  • Legal advisors in financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
  • Local government departments

Why should you use this standard? 

Information is central to today's business world, and establishing its authenticity and integrity is increasingly important – especially where electronic information is used in dispute resolution or to demonstrate compliance.

Most organizations recognize this and are working hard to improve information governance. By conforming with the recommendations outlined in BS 10008, companies can help ensure the evidential weight of electronic information and minimize the risks from long-term information storage. 

NOTE: The publication of ISO 16175-3 Information and documentation has further increased awareness of critical information held in business systems and the importance of its evidential weight, including questions of authenticity.

What’s changed since the last update?

The previous edition of BS 10008 was popular and is referenced in a number of authoritative guides and codes of practice in both the public and private sectors. The standard has now been revised to keep pace with expanding reliance on IT systems and includes the following changes:

  • It describes how to deal with structured data
  • It recognizes recent changes in how information is managed as an asset
  • It covers stewardship of electronic information as an organizational activity

The standard has also been restructured to align with that of the main ISO management systems standards, including that of:

Standard NumberBS 10008:2014
TitleEvidential weight and legal admissibility of electronic information. Specification
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date08 December 2014
Withdrawn Date29 May 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS ISO 12651
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS ISO/IEC 20000-1, BS EN ISO 9001, BS ISO 14620-2, NIST Special Publication 800-145, PD ISO/TR 23081-3, BS ISO 23081-2, BS ISO 18913, BIP 0008-3, BS ISO/IEC 20000-2, BS ISO 19005-1, BS ISO 23081-1, BIP 0009, BS ISO 30301, PD 0018, ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1, BS ISO 19005-3, BS EN ISO 9000, BS ISO 12653-1, BS ISO 20121, BS ISO/IEC 27000:2014, BIP 0117:2010, BS ISO 31000:2009, BS ISO 30300:2011, BS ISO/IEC 27001, Section 46 Freedom of Information Act 2000, BIP 0008-2, BS ISO 19005-2, BS EN ISO 22301, BS ISO 12653-2, BS ISO 15489-1, BS EN ISO 14001, Data Protection Act 1998, PAS 99, BS ISO/IEC 27005, BIP 0008-1
Replaced ByBS 10008-1:2020
Draft Superseded By14/30286703 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Data management, Data processing, Data security, Verification, Legal procedures, Legal documents, Information exchange, Documents, Quality assurance, Data handling, Law, Electronic storage, Handbooks
ISBN978 0 580 83673 2
File Size730 KB

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