Resources tagged with data protection

Ensuring ethical best practice in data storage and management

1. What are ‘ethical considerations’? Ethical considerations are an attempt to ensure that information about an individual is processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner. This is an increasingly common concern as any area of cultural heritage may include personal, confidential and sensitive data which provides valuable historiographical or contextual information for understanding the … Read more

Key issues in data management and cyber security for heritage sector organisations

1. The importance of data management and cyber security Data management Even for smaller organisations, data is increasingly seen as an important asset. Having a focussed organisation-wide approach to data management can lead to continual improvements to the quality of data being captured and stored but also: creates new opportunities for income generation enables more … Read more

What do I need to do before I share personal data online?

Step-by-step guide Data Protection compliance is everyone’s responsibility and vitally important when sharing digital content online. From collecting personal data as part of an oral history project to sharing the names of participants in a community project — it all falls under UK Data Protection law. This 10-part guide will explain what you need to … Read more

Data protection checklist

Data protection checklist Know your data Are you posting personal data? The data relates to a living, identifiable individual Are you a ‘data controller’? We decide what data we are collecting and what we do with it We have self-assessed whether we need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office Know your high risk data … Read more

Is the content I’m sharing online data protection compliant?

A website or social media account is an essential channel for the promotion of your organisation’s aims and activities. Whatever the aims, if you are sharing personal data online, you need to comply with data protection laws. This guidance takes you through the things you need to consider.   1. Know your data Are you … Read more

How do I share content ethically and legally online?

Sharing content online is a great way to engage your audiences – and to attract new ones. A good online presence can help you reach visitors and researchers who couldn’t otherwise view your collections – addressing some of the limits of opening hours, geographical distance and accessibility. This guide will explain some of the legal … Read more

Online Privacy and Security

This guide was produced by Naomi Korn Associates on behalf of The National Lottery Heritage Fund as part of the Digital Skills for Heritage initiative. Digital guide: online privacy and security Digital platforms provide lifelines for keeping in touch with the communities that we support. Knowing about the issues that surround online security and privacy … Read more