Just like a physical chain, the Chain of Trust for record archives consists of multiple interrelated links of equal importance. One weak link in the chain can jeopardise the trustworthiness of all records. Since individual requirements vary dramatically, the design for a Chain of Trust must begin with a clear understanding of the exact regulations and corporate standards that need to be met. With this in hand, the individual links can be forged and data trustworthiness can be established.
The Cohasset White Paper on Trustworthy Storage referenced in the second footnote is available for download from the Plasmon website - http://www.plasmon.com
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