|Business Process Management|
BIP 0008 has been revised 3 times since it was first issued as PD0008 back in 1996. This Code of Practice has been updated to reflect the changes in IT services & solutions and the technology available in today's world.
It is very important guidance for all organisations in every business sector holding important business documents electronically.
This covers Office documents (Word/Excel/etc or equivalent), Email, Photo's/Images and particularly Scanned Images of original documents (letters/contracts/photo's/etc).
The whole life-cycle "creation to destruction" needs to be stated in Policy 7 Procedure documents by the business and all people in the organisation need to be trained to follow them.
Get it wrong, and you can lose in court very quickly and suffer high costs through fines and compensation payments.