Duranti and Rogers 2012 (†278)Duranti, Luciana, and Corinne Rogers. “Trust in digital records: An increasingly cloudy legal area.” Computer Law & Security Review 28.5 (2012): 522-531.
- reliability (record) (p. 525): Reliability is defined as the trustworthiness of a record as a statement of fact, based on the competence of its author, its completeness, and the controls on its creation. (†351)
- reliability (record) (p. 525): According to digital forensics, reliability is the trustworthiness of a record as to its source, defined in a way that points to either a reliable person (for computer-stored documents) or a reliable software (for computer-generated documents), or both. If the source is a software application, trustworthiness will be more easily established if the application is open source, because the source code will be publicly available. This will allow the processes of records creation and maintenance to be forensically authenticated either by describing a process or system used to produce a result, or by showing that the process or system produces an accurate result. Open source software allows for both types of authentication. (†352)
- trust (p. 522): Trust has been defined in many ways but, at its core, it involves willingly acting without the full knowledge needed to act. It consists of substituting the information that one does not have with other information that supports confidence in the action. (†248)
- trust (p. 522): Traditionally, trust in records is based on four types of knowledge about their creator and/or their custodian: reputation, which results from an evaluation of the trustee’s past actions and conduct; performance, which is the relationship between the trustee’s present actions and the conduct required to fulfill his or her current responsibilities as specified by the truster; competence, which consists of having the knowledge, skills, talents, and traits required to be able to perform a task to any given standard; and confidence, which is an ‘assurance of expectation’ of action and conduct the truster has in the trustee. (†249)
- trustworthiness (p. 525): In archival science, records are considered trustworthy if they are reliable, accurate, and authentic. (†282)