Guide to archiving personal data

The Data Protection Act 2018 recognises that there is a public interest in permitting the permanent preservation of personal data for the long-term benefit of society where relevant. There is a specific provision for this – ‘archiving in the public interest’. This can apply to archiving by public, private or voluntary bodies (including museums).

This guide, co-produced by The National Archives (TNA), explains those provisions relevant to the use of personal data in archiving.

Clicking the link on this page will open the PDF document on the TNA website.

Date created: 2018

Publisher: The National Archives