Introduction to the New Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) for Oral Historians

This new workshop is run by the British Library’s oral history department and the Oral History Society. Following significant recent changes in data protection law, Dr Robert Perks, Lead Curator of Oral History at the British Library and Director of National Life Stories, will explore the impact of these changes on oral historians, including some sample scenarios. The course is aimed at interviewers, archivists, and project managers who are recording and collecting recorded testimonies and narrative data for the purpose of archiving and public access/reuse.

For guidance on data protection for oral historians and organisations holding oral history interviews see the Oral History Society advice pages.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018 and applies to any organisation, individual or group which collects personal data. This includes oral history projects, charities, community organisations, youth groups, libraries, museums, archives, educational organisations, and individual researchers whether salaried, self-employed or voluntary.

Places are limited to 25 per workshop and only two people from any one institution or project may attend.

Course date

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 13:45 – 17:00

Course prices

Full attendance fee: £15.00
OHS / ARA member fee: £10.00

How to book

Please note:

  • There will be no refunds for cancelled places
  • Due to high demand and in order to ensure that each course has attendees with a variety of interests and backgrounds, a maximum of two people from any one institution may attend each course.

The following OHS training dates are available:


Dates and times Location Availability Booking
30/01/2019
(1:45 pm - 5:00 pm)
British Library Centre for Conservation
96 Euston Road, London
NW1 2DB
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