Definition of the protection needs for scanned documents

For substitute scanning the protection needs of the document types (e.g. court files, administrative records, social insurance documents, medical documentation, business accounting records, tax documentation and personnel records) must be clarified first.

For the protection needs BSI (Federal office for IT security) distinguishs between:

Normal” and “High” – Use of advanced digital signatures or qualified digital signatures

Very high” – Sole use of qualified digital signatures

Furthermore, BSI points out tentatively that you can classify yourself the protection needs of your own files and what must be considered for this                                                                                see BSI Technische Richtlinie 03138 Ersetzendes Scannen (BSI technical directive 03138 substitute scanning)

Substitute scanning and signing (e-records)