Records management

There is now an irreversible dependency on digital information. In spite of the business and social opportunities provided by such an accessible and available tool, it can be open to misuse and abuse. To counter the threat of legislation, standards and guidelines have been created to protect information.

The basic principle behind compliance through record management is that records are collections of interrelated electronic or physical objects or documents at a given point in time, rather than a single object or document. The main standards in Europe are through MoReq2, while in North America the Department of Defence Directive 5015.2 has created the similarly named standard.

In the ECM information lifecycle, described in ...

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