DigitPA has issued circular no.59 of the 29th December 2011, published only a few days ago in the Official Journal (no.32, February 8, 2012), which sets out the procedures for entities who wish to apply for accreditation as electronic document custodians.
Up until now, in fact, the regulations applied mainly to the activity of custodians and the publication of ad hoc rules has been long awaited. In summary, there are different requirements that aspiring custodians, whether public or private bodies must comply with. Among these is the requirement to demonstrate their reliability in organizational, technical and financial areas, in addition to which all personnel involved in the conservation process must be in possession of specific knowledge and skills. It is also required that special insurance policies be drawn up to cover the possible risks arising from storage.
For those who intend to submit an application for accreditation, however, the process is not yet complete: the issuing of technical regulations governing the storage system provided by the CAD is still awaited. Currently it is therefore possible to submit an application and documentation, but the investigation will remain suspended until the publication of technical regulations