Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1784  [A&D, DAS]


Wed, May 24, 2017
Society of Southwest Archivists
Fayetteville, AR

Additional details

Early-Bird Registration Deadline: April 24, 2017

Co-Sponsor: Society of Southwest Archivists

Lodging & Travel Information

The Chancellor Hotel
70 N. East Ave.
Fayetteville, AR72701

Workshop Fees

Registration Type Fees: Early-Bird / Regular

Full Registration #1784

SAA Member $205 / $265
SAA Student Member $153.75 / $198.75 (25% Off) limited to 5 members
Employees of Member Institutions $235 / $295
Nonmember $265 / $325

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Workshop Agenda

Event Name Date & Time Instructors/Speakers & CEUs

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1784

Wed, May 24, 2017
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Heather Briston, MSI , J.D.

Archival Recertification Credits-ARCs: 5
General CEU Credits: 0.75
DAS Tactical & Strategic: 1
ICRM Certification Maintenance Program: 6.5
A&D Tactical & Strategic: 1

Workshop Description

This course covers privacy and confidentiality legal issues specific to archives of digital material. You'll examine the intersection of (and the tension between) privacy/confidentiality, free speech and freedom to research/write, and focus on how electronic records and the digital realm have altered the scene. You'll look at privacy and confidentiality issues in the context of third party rights, donors, special situations such as medical and education records, national security legislation, and the overriding impact of the digital world. Through case studies, you will examine specific situations pertinent to the work of archivists. While participants should be familiar with basic concepts of privacy and confidentiality, a brief review of the development of these concepts will be provided to ground the discussion. The focus of the day will be on how to think through and identify options for resolving the most commonly-encountered privacy and confidentiality legal issues around electronic records.

Upon completion of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize and discuss common legal issues relating to privacy and confidentiality issues in general and for digital archives in particular;
  • Interpret these issues from an archivist's perspective;
  • Realize when ingested records pose possible privacy and confidentiality legal issues;
  • Identify, employ, analyze and compare the ramifications of a variety of legal steps that you might take to prevent or address one of the legal issues; and,
  • Communicate and work more effectively with your legal counsel and administration.

Who should attend?  Archivists and others who need to address privacy and confidentiality legal issues relating to the digital archives of their institutions.

What should you know already? You should have intermediate to advanced knowledge of archival practices and basic knowledge of general privacy and confidentiality concerns and their effect on archives, including an understanding of how archivists typically address such concerns.

This course is part of both the Arrangement & Description (A&D) Certificate Program and the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Certificate Program. If you intend to pursue either certificate, you will need to pass the DAS examination for this course.

Attendance is limited to 32.