To store and manage electronic documents in a manner that prevents the loss or change of such documents due to age-related and other deterioration issues of recording media, and that prevents the falsification, etc. of electronic documents by means such as recording the history of modifications to the electronic documents after a certain point in time when an electronic document is created or obtained as a definitive document (or for addition-type documents, such as an original register, after the time when an addition is made to the added portion).
(SOURCE: Interim Report of the Study Group on Common Tasks)