What to do with digital records and information

Digital records and information are vulnerable to loss and corruption so it is important to manage digital information and records carefully through any machinery of government change.

The team responsible for digital records will need to identify the relevant records and information at the outset.

Migrating information from one form of data structure and technology application to another can increase the risk of loss.

Transferring organisations should: ensure that website content sits within the context of the receiving organisation from the moment responsibility is handed over ensure they are aware of where all their web content is published online including all non GOV.

Emails and datasets form an important part of the records relating to government functions.