Following Charity Commission approval for the amended Constitution, BRA will be electing a new Council at the AGM. Members wishing to stand for election as officers or elected members of Council are warmly invited to complete the attached nomination form. Members of Council are also Trustees of the British Records Association, which is a registered charity. Further information about the way the Association works, and what becoming a Trustee entails, is also attached. Nomination forms should be returned to the Secretary by 1 October 2018 c/o 70 Cowcross Street, Clerken...

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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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