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

Archival Workshop

GDPR & Historical Archives

A financial archives workshop

4 Nov 2022 at 10:00am

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

eabh in cooperation with the European Central Bank (ECB)

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.



18.00 Walk & Dine

with Reinhard Frost (Deutsche Bank Historical Institute)

Meeting point:
Fountain of Justice
60311 Frankfurt
19.30 Dinner at 'Wirtshaus am Hühnermarkt'

Markt 16-18
60311 Frankfurt
10.00Coffee & Registration
10.20Group photo
10.30Greetings from the boards
Isabel Schnabel (ECB & eabh)
Dieter Schlenker (eabh)
Maarten G.A. Daman (ECB)

Archives and public access – A brief retrospect
Matthias Weber (ECB)
11.20Session 1

GDPR at the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU), Florence
Dieter Schlenker (HAEU)

A short history of information policies
Alfredo Gigliobianco (former Banca d'Italia)

The role of the archivist and records manager in the current GDPR environment
Claire Johnson (Information management consultant)

Moderator: Carmen Hofmann (eabh)
13.20Session 2

Trouble in the polder: Data protection versus archiving in the public interest
Jeroen Padmos (National Archives of the Netherlands)

Photographs and personal data protection at the Banco de España Archive
Elena Serrano (Banco de España)

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

Moderator: Matthias Weber (ECB)
14.50Session 3

Privacy by design for archives
Arye Schreiber (MyEDPO)

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

The future of historical archives and GDPR
Federica Brambilla, Intesa Sanpaolo Historical Archives

Moderator: Luca Furlotti (ECB)
16.00Closing remarks

16.30Visit to the ECB Historical Archives (limited places)


4 Nov 2022 at 10:00am to 5:00pm


European Central Bank
Sonnemannstrasse 20

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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