revised version 1.1 of the technical guideline 03125 ‘ evidence preservation of cryptographically signed documents (TR-ESOR) “Bonn.” The Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI) has on the 1st March 2011 on its homepage-version 1.1 of the technical guideline fundamentally revised with the help of a working group initiated together with the BSI and the VOI Association for organization and information systems under the moderation of Mr. Prof. Hackel (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt – PTB) – 03125 evidence preservation of cryptographically signed documents (TR-ESOR) “formerly published TR-VELS (trusted electronic long-term storage).” With this revised version following discussion points about the previous version 1.0 of the technical directive 03125 are removed by December 2009 from the perspective of the VOI:-the main focus lies on the subsequent signature of cryptographically signed objects. The wording of the earlier version could as a universal right to archive for all industries and any kind of proper storage be misunderstood. This point is now finally made clear with the new version. -The application field of the TR 03125 is given, if there is a legal necessity or the voluntary desire to the subsequent signature.

For most applications of electronic documents in the DMS market in Germany, the TR ESOR however should do not apply because these documents either must be signed not initial or not to have a signature is required, although it signed initial. -The federal authorities in the framework of statutory retention obligations are valour scope of this technical directive. Other companies can freely decide whether they use this specification or other methods, as long as the legal requirements are met. Through constructive cooperation between experts of the VOI e.V. and the BSI, the complex issues from different angles could be analyzed, discussed and finally integrated into the new version of the technical directive.

We are pleased that the joint initiative of the VOI e.V. and the BSI has found this positive conclusion”, so Bernhard Zoller, Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of the VOI and head of the VOI group BSI TR-ESOR. The VOI – linked organisations – und Informationssysteme E.v.. The VOI Association organisational and information systems e. V. with headquarters in Bonn represents the vast majority of providers for ECM Enterprise content – and DMS document management systems in Germany. With the positioning as independent organization of future – and fast-growing industry, the VOI illustrates the growing economic importance of its member companies and their technological competence. Editorial Contacts: VOI – linked organisations – und Informationssysteme e.