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IT Regulatory Compliance in North America by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 16: SAFEGUARDING OF ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS

Every organization must protect its important records from loss, destruction or falsification.

It is important to define ‘record’. According to the Federal Records Act 1950,8 a record is:

‘recorded information, regardless of medium or characteristics, made or received by an organization that is evidence of its operations and has value requiring its retention for a specific period of time’.

According to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records include:

‘all books, papers, maps, photographs, machine-readable materials, or other documentary materials, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received […] or in connection with the transaction of public ...

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