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GDPR, the BRA and the future of archives

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law came into effect on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulations, also known as GDPR, mean individuals will have more control over how their data is used. And it ensures that organisations protect personal data better. To reflect these changes and new obligations the BRA is issuing a new privacy notice, which outlines how we collect and use personal data and the rights that individuals have over that data under the new law. The BRA was founded in 1932 to promote for the public benefit the preservation, understa...

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BAC Cataloguing Grants announced

Announcing two BAC Cataloguing Grants: for business archives and business archives related to the arts: The Business Archives Council (BAC) has announced that it has increased its two cataloguing grants for business collections to £4000 each in 2018. The aim of these grants is to fund the cataloguing of a business collection in either the private or public sector, and to: Provide financial support for institutions/businesses that manage business archives; Reach collections that have not yet been prioritised but have potential academic or socio-historical ...

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LAUNCH OF JANETTE HARLEY PRIZE

The British Records Association is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a new prize, in memory of archivist Janette Harley (1951-2015). Janette was devoted to the BRA, which was a significant help to her during her early career. She remained a member throughout her life. At her death her family fulfilled her wish to bequeath a substantial capital sum to the BRA. This new prize is intended to generate interest in archives, and raise awareness of research and achievements in the world of archives. For more details, please see here.

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