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Question on Statement of Applicability (SOA)

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Hi Guys n Gals,

I have been looking into redesigning our SOA as previous versions seem rather extensive with lots of data that may be superfluous.

I have seen several templates available and various examples in use, and my question is based on conflicting suggestions from external auditors.

I'm of course retaining the column for "Legal Requirements" but some sources say you should list which legal requirements apply, and others just have a tick box?

Some of the information in our current SOA is duplicated on an asset classification register, so I'm thinking of just combining the two.

Any recommendation? things to avoid?

Much appreciated.
Greg
 
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Ajit Basrur

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Hi Guys n Gals,

I have been looking into redesigning our SOA as previous versions seem rather extensive with lots of data that may be superfluous.

I have seen several templates available and various examples in use, and my question is based on conflicting suggestions from external auditors.

I'm of course retaining the column for "Legal Requirements" but some sources say you should list which legal requirements apply, and others just have a tick box?

Some of the information in our current SOA is duplicated on an asset classification register, so I'm thinking of just combining the two.

Any recommendation? things to avoid?

Much appreciated.
Greg
Hi Greg, welcome to the Cove :bigwave:

Did you take a look at an existing thread - http://elsmar.com/Forums/showthread.php?t=49113
 
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GKWvfr

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HI Ajit,

thanks for that.

That is one of the threads I have looked at. There is a file linked in that post which is one I have also seen, and that one seems to support the "tick box" functionality.

But others I have seen have Legal Requirements actually written in (DPA, Computer misuse act etc.)

Just wondering if people have a preference or a "be all and end all" response to help me decide which to use ;)

Thanks again
 
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