Information and records disposal refers to the range of processes associated with implementing retention, transfer or destruction decisions.
A key element in effective information and records management is implementing disposal.
Disposal registers act as control documentation to prove that the information and records created by an organisation no longer exist or are no longer under their control.
Under Section 18 (i) of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act) a public record or local authority protected record cannot be destroyed without the authorisation of the Chief Archivist.
Changes to the machinery of government are constant.
On 28 March 2019 the Chief Archivist issued a General Notice revoking authority to dispose of public records under section 20 of the Public Records Act 2005 (the Act).