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Information & Records Management Frameworks and Standards.

The management of various aspects of Information and Records can be achieved through various British and International standards. Some are specific to the UK (usually marked BS) and some have been agreed by various other countries internationally (usually marked ISO). The IRMS has a role in some of these standards however below is a full list of a wide range of standards for your reference. 

While this is not currently an exhaustive list, it is growing as we become aware of more and as more are developed. Which framework you which to utilise is your decision and many of our events and members can share their experiences of it with you if asked (and they are willing to of course). 

The links below will take you to a third party site where you can purchase a copy of the standard or get more information on it. 


Information & Records Management:

ISO15489 - Records management

ISO16175 - Processes and functional requirements for designing and implementing records systems

ISO21965 - Records management in enterprise architecture

ISO22428 - Records management in the cloud (currently draft)

ISO30301 - Requirements for an RM management system

ISO30302 - RM management system implementation guidance

ISO13008 - Digital records conversion and migration process

ISO17068 - Trusted third party repository for digital records

ISO18128 - Risk Assessment for records processes and systems

ISO23081 - Metadata for records (in 3 parts)

ISO26122 - Work process analysis for records

BS10008 - Legal admissibility standards

BS10010 - Document marking & handling

NHS RM Code of Practice - Records Management Code of Practice for Health & Social Care

IRMS Local Government Retention Scheme - IRMS developed scheme for setting retention for organisations in the public sector

IRMS Local Government Functional Classification Scheme  IRMS developed scheme for classifying records of organisations in the public sector


Data Protection & Privacy:

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) - Use and management of Personal Data

Data Protection Act (UK) - Use and management of Personal Data for the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland

Data Protection Act (Ireland) - Use and management of Personal Data for Ireland

Data Protection Act (Isle of Man) - Use and management of Personal Data for the Isle of Man

Data Protection Act (Isle of Jersey)Use and management of Personal Data for the Isle of Jersey

BS10012 - Specification for a personal information management system


Open Government:

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Disclosure of information held by public authorities in the UK (excl Scotland)

Freedom of Information Act 2000 (Section 46 Records Management Code of Practice) - A code of practice for the management of public authority records

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002Disclosure of information held by public authorities in Scotland

Environmental Information Regulations 2004 - Disclosure of environmental information held by public authorities in the UK

Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 - Rules regarding the use of public sector data by other entities


Information Security:

ISO/IEC 27000 - Information security overview and vocabulary

ISO/IEC 27001 - Information security management system requirements

ISO/IEC 27002 - Code of Practice for Information Security controls

ISO/IEC 27017 - Information security controls for cloud services

ISO/IEC 27031 - Information security controls on business continuity


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