The Cultural Heritage Institutions Privacy Alliance – also referred to as CHI Privacy Alliance or CHIPA – is an informal association of individuals with an interest in privacy and data protection working in UK cultural organisations including libraries, museums, galleries and archives.



A radical proposal to keep your personal data safe

By Richard Stallman who is president of the Free Software Foundation. Journalists have been asking me whether the revulsion against the abuse of Facebook data could be a turning point for the campaign to recover privacy. That could happen, if the public makes its campaign broader and deeper. Broader, meaning extending to all surveillance systems, …

General Data Protection Regulation 2018 – Ready? Set? Go?

(This article was first published thanks to Research Libraries UK ) Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library, writes about steps libraries should take now to prepare for new legislation: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the European Union on May 25th 2018. Despite this the UK’s Data Protection Bill …

Supporting citizens with protecting their privacy online

This post is based on a talk our contributor Aude gave at the CILIP Conference on 6th July 2017, which was written-up for K & IM Refer: Journal of the Knowledge and Information Management Group (CILIP). This article has been published online (also on Aude’s own blog) as part of K & IM Refer Autumn 2017 issue. All the technology around us …