(5 ILCS 175/5-135)
    Sec. 5-135. Retention of electronic records.
    (a) Where a rule of law requires that certain documents, records or information be retained, that requirement is met by retaining electronic records of such information in a trustworthy manner, provided that the following conditions are satisfied:
        (1) the electronic record and the information
contained therein are accessible so as to be usable for subsequent reference at all times when such information must be retained;
        (2) the information is retained in the format in
which it was originally generated, sent, or received or in a format that can be demonstrated to represent accurately the information originally generated, sent or received; and
        (3) such data as enables the identification of the
origin and destination of the information, the authenticity and integrity of the information, and the date and time when it was sent or received, if any, is retained.
    (b) An obligation to retain documents, records or information in accordance with subsection (a) does not extend to any data the sole purpose of which is to enable the record to be sent or received.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall preclude any State agency from specifying additional requirements for the retention of records that are subject to the jurisdiction of such agency.
(Source: P.A. 90-759, eff. 7-1-99.)