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Seminar: ‘Protecting the public record: models of international best practice’ June 24


The National Archives is delighted to announce that it will host an international online seminar entitled ‘Protecting the public record: models of international best practice’ on Thursday 24 June. Speakers will include representatives from the National Archives and from the national archives of Denmark, Scotland and New Zealand.

Date and time: 9.30–12.30 IST, Thursday 24 June 2021.

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About this event

The seminar will cover a range of areas such as leading change in records management across government, the lifecycle of the public record including the shift towards digital preservation, access to third party records, data protection and GDPR. Each of the speakers will present from their own national and legislative context, specifically examining how this impacts on their ability to protect public records and information from the moment of creation.

The seminar is specifically targeting government departments, agencies and local authorities as well as other national archives, archivists, records managers, certifying officers and representative bodies such as the Archives and Records Association (ARA).

The full seminar programme is available here.


  • Stephen Clarke, Chief Archivist, Archives New Zealand
  • Dr Hugh Hagan, Head of Public Records Act Implementation, National Records of Scotland
  • Helen Hewson, Keeper, National Archives
  • Poul Olsen, Chief Counsellor and Data Protection Officer, National Archives of Denmark



  • Orlaith McBride, Director, National Archives


Please note:


  • The seminar will be recorded and made available to view on our website shortly after the event.


  • The link to attend the seminar will be sent prior to the event and to the email address attendees register with.