Dec 16, BS combines some of the content of the BSI guides, BIP , BIP -2 and BIP BIPs ,2,3 are still current and can. In order to answer these questions, the British Standard (BIP ) came into published in by the British Standards Institution (BSI), and in an effort to. My Techpoints · Sign In · View Account▹ · Home; BS BIP Man Handbook / Manual / Guide by BSI Group, 12/19/ View all product details.

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The system should use open or industry standards for data storage rather than proprietary ones. Without detailed audit trails i. Malicious attempts to change the data should be detected, though if the person acting maliciously has sufficient knowledge of the system’s bzi checking mechanism, it might be possible for that person to alter a document and to ‘fool’ the integrity checking.

These processes can include de-skewing, de-speckling, background clean-up, border, “noise” and forms removal. Castle would always advise consultation with a legal expert before destroying any paper documents.

The audit trail, as a minimum, should log details of each significant event in the life of a document in the system. In order to initiate a signature, simply click on the eSignature button on the menu.

And find out how we can help you. It lays down bwi process, steps and guidelines required when converting paper records to legally admissible electronic records. Proving the authenticity of electronically stored documents is crucial to their admissibility in a court. Each of these could potentially compromise the ability to demonstrate the authenticity of the stored documents. The Code insists that the procedures and processes be audited annually, or more frequently for legally sensitive archives, to make sure that the approved procedures are being observed bssi that new ones meet the requirements of the Code and are formally and properly incorporated in the manual Some specific recommendations in the code include: EDM makes life so much simpler because it enables organization and security, as well as time and money management.


BIP 0008 Code of Practice

The person who inputs data should not be the same person who performs quality checks. The signature also has a secondary role, one of non-repudiation – the person creating a document and signing it cannot subsequently deny authorship. The Code sets out acceptable methods – use of masks, index entry cancellation, document replacement, etc.

If lossy compression is used, a sample set of scanned images should be made to check and approve the level of information loss.

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There is extensive storage and unlimited cabinets and folders for users to accommodate information. It should not be possible to move documents or change index data without an entry in the audit trail. Proof of compliance with BS will usually demonstrate that an organisation has exercised a duty of care. BIP Code of Practice. Audit Trails BIP requires that a system must have full auditing functionality.

In England and Wales, the main statute governing the admissibility of documents is the Civil Evidence Act Lossy compression should not be used for documents containing 0008 text, but may be more acceptable with photographs. This Workbook consists of a series of questions, each of which needs to be reviewed and answered.

This Act resolved many of the outstanding legal difficulties that had arisen through the use of computers for information storage.

The BSI website uses cookies. This copy is then admissible in evidence as of equal validity with the original document. Irrespective of issues of legal admissibility or evidential weight, an organisation should ensure that the electronic storage of information complies at all times with best practice. BS Evidential Weight and Legal Admissibility of Electronic Information BS is the British Standard that outlines best practice for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems, including the storage and transfer of information.

Note that a WORM ‘write-once, read-many’ storage medium could make this operation difficult. Our paperless software products are priced to fit any budget because we cater to what a particular business or individual requires. Drawers can be created for each SalesForce contact and files are automatically updated in both locations. Users must take great care to ensure legal guidelines are followed. Some investigations may need to be carried out on particular issues, which may lead to more time being needed.


BS sets out the requirements for the implementation and operation of electronic information management systems. It also explains best practice methods of data capture and handling, version control and different storage systems that can be used. Though there can be good reasons for improving image quality, care must be exercised in image cleanup to ensure that essential detail is not removed.

Data stored on magnetic disk can in principle be modified. System and Data Integrity The system should provide an environment in which the integrity of the data is preserved, including the transfer of data between the EDMS software and the storage medium.

BIP 0008 British Code for Legal Admissibility and Record Retention

An overview of the current volumes are here:. No alteration to the content or appearance of original company documents is made during the scanning process at Companies House. Storage Media The issue of appropriate storage media is critical. The code details operational procedures and technology requirements of providing an identity to a document to attest origin, authority or copyright ownership, including the procedures for the use of certificates which identify individuals or organisations, and using trusted third parties.

Material which has been digitised from analogue form such as a scanned copy of a document, faxed document. The key principles contained in the BIP are: An ISO Standard for long term archiving. A person is required to keep some original documents.