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 offers an indication to libraries of the issues they will have to consider, as well as highlighting the importance of archiving exceptions (i.e. a permission to archive and preserve material dealing with people) to allow our institutions to do their jobs.

For those inside the EU, this should be a first step in thinking about the impacts of the rules. For those outside, it is an insight into how some of the most recent data protection rules affect the work of libraries.

You can access the briefing, provided by Ben White, British Library, at this link.

Toolkits, FAIFE (Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression), Privacy, data protection

Last update: 3 August 2017