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Glossary of Terms and Definitions

Glossary Term: Transitory Record

Definition:

documents or information that are of a temporary or immediate nature or of no value such as exact duplicate copies, external publications, routing slips, etc. While these are not required to meet statutory obligations or to sustain administrative or operational functions, they are subject to legislative requirements and legal proceedings. It is recommended that transitory records be destroyed once they have served their purpose. At the time that a request is received under The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, all undestroyed transitory records related to the request are subject to the Act.
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