In message <001301c48088$b187a160$3d3468d5@com>, at 17:23:19 on Thu, 12
Aug 2004, Ian Welton <[log in to unmask]> writes
>> I don't know what standards apply to that sort of audit trail.
>> Is there a requirement for a similar audit trail every time an
>> "internal" enquiry is made from the database?
>1. I would have thought sufficient standards as would be necessary to
>adequately protect the integrity of the data for the purpose(s), and manner,
>in which that data is held. Surely anything less would be in breach of
>2. How would you confirm the data is only utilised for the purpose it was
>collected for if there are no audit trails of the enquiries made against it?
But for how long after the data has been accessed do you need to keep
the precise details of the transaction? If you keep every transaction
the database does, for 7 years, that's a lot of data! Doesn't there come
a point where you can say "everything that happened more than "x" time
ago was above board, but we haven't got chapter and verse".
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