e-docs UK is expected to be the first UK company to achieve conformance with BSI BIP0008:2008, the new international code of practice about to be published relating to the authenticity, integrity and availability of electronic identities attached to specific documents. The company has also achieved compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2005, the new code of practice for information security management of all electronically stored and communicated information.
e-docs UK has implemented an integrated Information Security Management System that provides an effective framework to establish, manage and continually improve the security of confidential information stored and managed on behalf of clients. This will be particularly important for clients operating in the finance, health, pharmaceutical, public and IT sectors where the protection of information is critical.
According to Colin Baterip, Managing Director of e-docs UK: “As the first UK company to conform with this new Code of Practice, e-Docs UK will enable clients to increase confidence in the security of electronic information assets whilst meeting all quality goals and specific regulatory requirements.”
e-docs UK maintains the operational procedures and technology requirements including secure data repositories in three different locations and the use of powerful data capture and storage technologies that imprint every document with a watermark. This will ensure that an identity is attached to every document to attest their origin, authority and copyright ownership for evidential and regulatory requirements.
Alan Shipman, Managing Director of Group 5 Training, who carried out the assessment, added: “ISO/IEC 27001 is the only auditable international standard which defines the requirements for an Information Security Management System. e-Docs UK has demonstrated that it has implemented the highest level of security controls to assure customers that their information assets are protected.”