Going to the New England Archivist's Fall 2016 Meeting? Working towards
earning your DAS certificate? Make it a long weekend and register for SAA’s
workshop on “Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives
on Thursday, October 13th at Hampshire College. Take advantage of this
workshop taught by instructor Peter Hirtle who is known for his expert
knowledge on addressing intellectual property issues.

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.

Early bird registration ends September 13th. For more information and to
register, visit

Workshop: Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives #1753
[A&D, DAS]

Instructor: Peter Hirtle, Affiliate Fellow of the Berkman Center for
Internet and Society at Harvard University
Thursday, October 13, 2016 |  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hampshire College | Amherst, MA

New England Archivists
Communications Committee