8. Where the statement of offence is generated entirely or partly in electronic form, either originally or after its transfer into electronic form by means of digitization, the computer data that make it possible to display the form or convert into hard copy the form and the particulars recorded therein, in whole or in part, have the same force as an original, if the statement meets the standards provided for in this Regulation.
The computer data have the same force as an original during electronic transfer, transmission, use, storage and archiving in electronic form or by electronic means. This also applies to computer data comprising the digitized statement of offence, whether the form or particulars comprising it were digitized simultaneously or separately.
In the same manner, the computer data that make it possible to display the form bearing the defendant’s response or to convert it into hard copy, have the same force as an original, if the document is produced in accordance with these standards.