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Education Workshop: SAA [DAS] Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1584

  • Friday, January 23, 2015
  • 9:00 AM
  • National Archives at New York City (NARA-NYC), 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY

The Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (A.R.T.) is pleased to co-sponsor the following DAS course with the Society of American Archivists:

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1584

Course 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.

Instructor: Dr. Jean E. Dryden

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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 one of the Tactical & Strategic Courses in the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) Curriculum and Certificate Program!  If you intend to pursue the Certificate, you'll need to pass the examination for this course. Please follow Option 1 to access the exam information.

Attendance is limited to 35.

To register please go to the SAA website: http://saa.archivists.org/events/preserving-digital-archives-concepts-and-competencies-1421/412/

Please note that early bird registration ended on December 23, 2014. In addition A.R.T. members will receive $25 off from the non-member rate. 

     SAA Member $199 / $269
     Employees of SAA Member Institutions $229 / $299
     Non-member $259 / $319

Thank you to the National Archives at New York City for graciously hosting this workshop.

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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