Month: November 2009


Integrity is a key element in recordkeeping.  According to AS ISO 15489, integrity of documents means that they are complete and unaltered. These words mirror s.11(3) of the Electronic Transactions Act 2000 (NSW) which notes that the integrity of information contained in a document is maintained if, and only if, the information has remained complete … Continue reading Integrity


Admitting documents as evidence

How do documents end up being admitted as evidence?  In Australian jurisdictions that follow the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules, there is, usually: Two (or more) parties An order for discovery (UCPR 21.2) A list of documents that the parties produce (UCPR 21.3) The production and inspection of documents (UCPR 21.10, 21.11) The (eventual) admission of … Continue reading Admitting documents as evidence

Authenticity and reliability

Whether any document is accepted or admitted as evidence in court depends on a range of factors.  Electronic documents are no different. Proof of the authenticity and reliability of documents may be influenced by a range of factors including: The accuracy of the process the systems used to create them The source of the information … Continue reading Authenticity and reliability