We have become a knowledge society. Businesses' information and communications technology footprints grow daily, fuelled by the need to digitally store, access and communicate the ever growing volume of information and data they generate. As a result of this and the increase in online and cross-border transactions driven by technological development, the use of electronic documents and archiving systems is becoming more commonplace. The legal framework relating to electronic archiving varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
This guide is intended to provide an overview of the law relating to electronic archiving across 17 European States, answering the most frequently asked questions for organisations operating in those countries.
For further information on the legal framework relating to electronic archiving, please contact any of the contributors to this guide or your usual contact at CMS.