South Western Federation of Museums and Art Galleries

AIM publishes 'Success Guide' on managing GDPR in small museums

AIM has launched a new guide on successfully managing privacy and data regulations in small museums.

It is intended for museums and other cultural organisations wanting to understand how they should be responding to current and forthcoming data protection regulation. It isn't a guide to everything in the Data Protection Act (DPA), or the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but focuses instead on the most important areas for action now. The GDPR applies to the whole UK, so this guide is suitable for all AIM members across the UK.

The guide outlines the main data protection issues to help you carry out an audit of your current position and draw up an action plan. It aims to be a practical guide that will put you on the right path for data protection compliance.

Tamalie Newbery, Executive Director, AIM, said: “This guide explains in a straightforward way, what museums need to think about and what they need to do to make sure they are complying with the current and new regulations... Some of the things that museums need to do might take a while to put in place, so it’s important to assess where you are and what you’ll need to do now, so you have time to make any changes that are necessary.”

It can be downloaded by clicking here.