I used to work for a Document Management/Storage Company which offered both
digital conversion services and hard copy Storage services.  I saw numerous
cases where the digital version was turned down by the court and the
original hard copy was requested.  It might not be breaking the law when you
decide to destroy all the originals, but it only takes a judge/court to
request that you submit an original... 


-----Original Message-----
From: Tinsley, Chris [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: 14 September 2007 11:42
To: Anthony Thomas Rose; [log in to unmask]
Subject: RE: BIP008 - legal admissibility

I don't think we have had to use any scans in a court case yet although
they may have been excepted in an industrial tribunal (not sure). I find
it interesting that we all seem to have problems with authenticity and
scanned documents, yet have no problem with printed electronic
documents.  Both have changed formats and both could be subject to

Chris Tinsley MSc
Wiltshire County Council

Information is the key

-----Original Message-----
From: The UK Records Management mailing list
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Anthony
Thomas Rose
Sent: 14 September 2007 11:22
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: BIP008 - legal admissibility

Out of interest, those of you who have destroyed all the hard copies,
have you had to use them in a court case yet?  That is the electronic
copy of the original.


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