Privacy and Confidentiality Section

Welcome to the Privacy and Confidentiality Section!

The Privacy & Confidentiality Section provides a forum for the discussion of privacy and confidentiality issues and their legal and ethical implications for archival practice. The Section convenes during the annual meeting to announce elected officers and hold a program. Topics have ranged from third-party privacy in literary papers, access to medical records, and the types of restrictions placed on archival records. 

The Section's ongoing focus has been the maintenance of a bibliography of privacy and confidentiality-related resources. Other Section projects include Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Issues, edited by section members Menzi Behrndt-Klodt and Peter Wosh, and "Choose Privacy Week." 

Membership in the Section is open to all SAA members who are interested in privacy and confidentiality issues.

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News & Announcements

July 2014 edition of The Keyhole: Newsletter of the Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtable
Results for the 2014 election of P&C leadership positions
The results of the Privacy and Confidentiality Roundtable 2013 Election.
The Steering Committee of the Privacy & Confidentiality Roundtable would like to provide some links to promote discussion of the national debate on privacy in general and specifically government access to big data warehouses that are collecting information on private citizens.
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