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Archives, Privacy and the Digital Shift: a Wallot-Sylvestre Seminar

October 18, 2016 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Archives include personal information that is traditionally protected by legislation governing access to information time frames, which are sometimes shorter than a human lifespan.The growing volume of digital archives and the digitization of paper archives on a massive scale pose a challenge: the publication of information concerning the private lives of living people on the Internet and the security of the systems that manage this data.In the digital age, could archives—recognized by UNESCO as a resource and a fundamental feature of our democracies—appear as a threat to citizens who want to be protected from the misuse of data and who sometimes ask for their past to be erased? The risk is real. To answer this question, archivists must not rely on antiquated and obsolete practices; instead, they need to come up with regulatory and ethical solutions to reassure the public while preserving the interests of historical research and future generations.The Wallot-Sylvestre Seminars are a lecture series focused on informing and disseminating strategic thinking in the domains of information science, archival science, history, etc. Lecturers are invited by Library and Archives Canada from the academic, public and private sectors, and include scholars and practitioners."Archives, Privacy and the Digital Shift" presented by HervĂ© Lemoine, Director in charge of Archives de FrancePlease register by emailing: [email protected] presentation will be delivered in French with simultaneous English translation, followed by a question period.If you cannot attend in person, you can tune in to the conference via Facebook Live or you can follow the proceedings on Twitter using the hashtag #RWSS.. 395 Wellington StreetOttawa, ON K1A0N4.. Event Details. Location: 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa