Transfer of born-digital records to TNA
Dear Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs,
Have any born-digital records been transferred to TNA? If so, what is the volume and type of records. If not, when is it anticipated that digital transfers will begin?
Does your department use technology-assisted review for its sensitivity review of digital records or does it still use a file by file approach?
Dr. Lale Özdemir
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Dear Dr Özdemir,
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Dear Dr Özdemir,
Please find attached the response to your request of 29th May for
information on Transfer of born-digital records to TNA.
Information Rights Team
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