Electronic Transactions Act 2002

  • repealed
  • Electronic Transactions Act 2002: repealed, on 1 September 2017, by section 345(1)(e) of the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (2017 No 5).

Retention

25 Legal requirement to retain document or information that is in paper or other non-electronic form

(1)

A legal requirement to retain information that is in paper or other non-electronic form is met by retaining an electronic form of the information if—

(a)

the electronic form provides a reliable means of assuring the maintenance of the integrity of the information; and

(b)

the information is readily accessible so as to be usable for subsequent reference.

(2)

Subsection (1) applies to information that is a public record within the meaning of the Public Records Act 2005 only if the Chief Archivist has approved the retention of that information in electronic form.

(3)

To avoid doubt, if information is retained in electronic form in accordance with subsection (1), the paper or other non-electronic form of that information need not be retained.

Section 25(2): amended, on 21 April 2005, by section 67(1) of the Public Records Act 2005 (2005 No 40).