Electronic Document Law & Legal Definition


Electronic document means “any information in digital form that is conveyed to an agency or third-party, where "information" may include data, text, sounds, codes, computer programs, software, or databases. "Data," in this context, refers to a delimited set of data elements, each of which consists of a content or value together with an understanding of what the content or value means; where the electronic document includes data, this understanding of what the data element content or value means must be explicitly included in the electronic document itself or else be readily available to the electronic document recipient.” [40 CFR 3.3; Title 40-Protection of Environment; Chapter I-Environmental Protection Agency; Subchapter A-General; Part 3-Cross-Media Electronic Reporting; Subpart A-General Provisions]