|(a) Records of a notarization other than an online
notarization shall be retained, in a safe and secure manner, for the
longer of the term of the commission in which the notarization occurred
or three years following the date of notarization.
(b) Records of an online notarization shall be retained,
in a safe and secure manner, for five years following the date of
the notarization. An online notary public must also maintain a back-up
of the electronic records for the same period of time. Both the original
records and the back-up shall be protected from unauthorized use.