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Dane szczególnie chronione a archiwa
Marie Georges, Dane szczególnie chronione a archiwa, w: Archeion, t. 109, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 2006, ss. 64-71
"Marie G e o r g e s, Data under particular protection and the archives. Starting in the 70’s, two public needsappeared on the two Atlantic shores: the need for the transparency of the State resulting from the idea to controlthe proceedings and decisions of authorities, and the need for the protection of privacy. Finally, three forms oflegal regulations were adopted, usually taking the form of acts:– on the freedom of information, that is the access to public documents, with exceptions due to the respectof privacy and confidential information described in other acts,– on the protection of personal data (in France, the Act on IT and Liberties), which apart from directprotection of privacy takes the regard of those guarantees in relation to digitally expressed data capableof immediate processing,– on archives, which is mainly focused on uniform standards of public archives management, withsimultaneous guarantees of confidentiality in the case of specific periods of preservation and generalaccess for research purposes.France needed 12 months (1978–1979) to adopt those laws, which allowed to maintain the balance betweenprivacy and transparency. Further regulations were adopted to improve their coherence.In 1981, the Council of Europe adopted Convention 108 on data protection which defined the generalprotection system in relation to all data, with emphasis on the protection of “particularly protected” data againstdiscrimination, and ensured personal safety (ethnic origin, confession, health, judicial issues). The EU Directiveof 1995 on personal data protection recognised the need for preserving historical personal data, yet pointed outthe necessity to secure them.Along with new inexpensive means of communication, concepts appeared which unconsciously lead toa proactive approach assuming “publishing”. The existence of Internet has contributed to the idea to make theaccess to archives possible in a digital way or at least on CD-ROMs, subject to legal confidentiality periods. Inpractical terms, those circumstances trigger out unpredictable infringements of the privacy of persons that the datarelate to and their families.Such a change of the nature and the volume of distribution leads to the change of the nature of archives which,as seen by the French organ for data protection, calls for specific cases being analysed on an individual basis."      Źródło: Archeion, t. 109 
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