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 ...