The PRA sets out obligations for regulated organisations in how information and records are created, maintained, transferred and disposed of. The PRA also covers access to information and records.

Responsibilities of regulated organisations are to:

  • create and maintain information and records;

  • dispose of information and records, as authorised by the Chief Archivist or otherwise by law;

  • transfer information and records of archival value to Archives New Zealand;

  • classify the access status of all information and records; and

  • provide access to open access records as soon as practicable.

The Information and records management standard establishes how to manage information and records systematically. It sets out the minimum level of compliance that regulated organisations must meet. Compliance with the standard is mandatory.

The Implementation guide will help you to understand how to achieve minimum compliance with the Standard.