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Offline bitty_matriarch

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How will GDPR impact historical records?
« on: Wednesday 23 May 18 10:12 BST (UK) »
I gather that real concern is mounting in the genealogical community about records being destroyed in error.

https://www.freeukgenealogy.org.uk/news/2018/05/22/gdpr

https://www.lostcousins.com/newsletters2/lateapr18news.htm#DataProtection

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Re: How will GDPR impact historical records?
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 20:57 BST (UK) »
I see no reason to think that parish registers, censuses, BMDs, wills, military records etc will go, so we will still have the basic data.  However, there does seem to be a real risk that some less official data may be lost - data which would help 'put flesh on the bones' of our ancestors (and us, for future generations).

On a flippant note - the sooner my old medical, employment and financial records are destroyed, the happier I will be!  ;D

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Re: How will GDPR impact historical records?
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 May 18 21:07 BST (UK) »
It seems ironic that we are all being inconvenienced by this EU directive, just as we leave it.  I still hate those incessant "We use cookies" quizzes we get.

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