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IFLA-ICA Statement on Privacy Legislation and Archiving

​A new IFLA-ICA statement underlines the need to consider the importance of archiving – and the skills of those managing archival collections – when passing privacy legislation. The emergence of a new, tougher, generation of privacy laws around the world is a welcome step towards protecting the… Read More

  • Publications
  • 04 March 2020

A Question of Judgement: New IFLA-ICA Statement on Archiving and Privacy

Recent privacy laws have reinforced the idea of a right to delete personal data held by others. This is broadly welcome but should not lead to situations where libraries and archives are obliged to destroy works in their collections. The new IFLA-ICA statement sets out principles and alternatives. Read More

  • News
  • 04 March 2020
  • By: anonymous

XVII International Conference on University Libraries

The General Directorate for Libraries of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is organising its XVII International Conference on University Libraries around the general theme of “Libraries in the open environment: Education, research, information and culture”. The conference will take place from 23-25 October 2019 at UNAM in Mexico City,… Read More

  • Events
  • 24 April 2019

Data Protection in the EU: What Does it Mean for Libraries? (briefing)

The EU’s new data protection rules come into force in less than a year, with strong penalties for organisations that do not comply. While libraries are committed to respecting their users’ interests, it will be vital to ensure that practices and procedures conform with the law. This briefing… Read More

  • Publications
  • 03 August 2017