At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on Monday 18 June, the revised Constitution of the British Records Association was unanimously approved. The Constitution will now be sent to the Charity Commission for formal approval, before the BRA membership are asked to formally adopt it at the AGM in October.

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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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