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The European Association for Banking and Financial History (eabh) e.V.

Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

a financial archives workshop

Oct 2022

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

eabh in cooperation with the European Central Bank

What is new for historical archives under the GDPR regime?  In particular in a Post-Covid environment?

This workshop aims to look at the impact of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on historical archives, in particular, but not exclusively, in the financial sector.

Since May 2018, the GDPR has set common standards of data protection within the European Union and, to a certain extent, beyond. This regulation received critical acclaim by the public and scholars alike, however not without facing wide criticism for the severity of the changes it requires to implement.



10.45Welcome Coffee & Registration
Evanthia Chatziliasi (Data Protection Officer ECB)
11.40Case study
GDPR at the Historical Archives of the European Union, Florence
Ruth Ingeborg Meyer (HAEU)
11.50Session 1
Moderator: Maria Luisa di Biagio (ECB)

A short history of information policies
Alfredo Gigliobianco (Bank of Italy)

Data protection rules vs web archiving? – How to balance data subjects' rights with transparency
Els Breedstraet & Carl Springer (Publications Office of the European Union)

The role of the archivist and records manager in the current GDPR environment
Claire Johnson (Information management consultant)
13.50Session 2
Moderator: Steffen Schwalm (MSG Group)

Photographs and personal data protection in Banco de España Archive
Patricia Alonso & Elena Serrano (Banco de España)

GDPR and historical archives in private companies: The French banks’ archivists’ thinking
Cathy Drévillon (madamepapier)

GDPR in Central Archives for Finnish Business Records (Elka)
Jarmo Luoma-aho (Central Archives for Finnish Business Records)

15.20Session 3
Moderator: Matthias Weber (ECB)

The boundaries of archiving
Arye Schreiber (MyEDPO)

Collection, protection & collaboration: Articulating archival purpose in the age of GDPR
Melanie Peart (University of Surrey) & Vanessa Platt (former University of Surrey)

Oral history and personal data: Recording, archiving and re-use under GDPR
Rob Perks (The British Library)
16.30Visit to the ECB Historical Archives (limited places only!)


Oct 2022


European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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