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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Statement of Editorial Policy

ARCHIVES is the journal of the British Records Association whose aims and objectives it seeks to promote. It focuses on the needs of archive users (both active and prospective) by providing information about the whereabouts, interpretation and historical significance of records in all media. It publishes essays, commentaries, case studies and reports on all aspects of the care, preservation, accessibility and use of archives. It especially welcomes submissions that: provide guidance about the use and meaning of archival resources and the linkages between them; ...

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