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HR 5811 - Electronic Communications Preservation Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Electronic Communications Preservation Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the establishment of new regulations relating to the preservation of Presidential and federal agency electronic records.

Highlights:

  • Requires that the Archivist of the United States develop regulations governing the preservation of Presidential and federal agency electronic messages, including (Secs 2 & 3):
    • Regulations that require the electronic capture, management, and preservation of electronic messages;
    • Regulations that require electronic messages to be made accessible through electronic searches; and
    • Regulations that establish a process to certify that electronic records management systems used by the President and federal agencies meet functional requirements.
  • Requires the Archivist of the United States to annually certify whether the records management controls established by the President meet applicable requirements (Sec. 3).
  • Requires that, "to the extent practicable", the Archivist of the United States establish requirements for the capture, management, and preservation of electronic records other than standard electronic messages (Sec. 2).

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