Legal Issues of Document Management.
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Dokumendihalduse õiguslik regulatsioon
Course title in English
Legal Issues of Document Management.
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To develop basic knowledge on the main conceptions of law, and legal regulations in the field of document management and archiving in Estonia.
Brief description of the course
The main conceptions of law. Implementation of law. The characteristic of Estonian legal system. The development of legal environment for document and archive management.
Archives Act and implementing provisions. Public Information Act and implementing provisions. Response to Memoranda and Requests for Explanations Act. Databases Act and its implementation. Digital Signature Act. Personal Data Protection Act. State Secrets Act. Document and archive management in other legal documents. Correlation of the legal acts on document and archive management with international standards.
Self-directed study is comprised of the comparative analysis of records management procedures in public and governmental institutions to be presented as the findings at seminars.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
By the end of this course the student should be able:
To demonstrate familiarity with the legal aspects of document and archive management;
To use them in professional work.
K. Riismaa MA