The European Archives Group has prepared Guidelines for the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by archive services. These guidelines provide basic information and practical guidance to archivists regarding the specific challenges for the application of the GDPR in the archival sector. 

The Guidelines are addressed to public and private institutions that hold archives, i.e., records that have been selected for permanent preservation, including National and State Archives, Regional and Municipal Archives, museums, libraries, foundations and other public and private entities that preserve archives.

These Guidelines are intended to help archive services in Europe apply the General Data Protection Regulation. They are a work in progress, subject to improvement and enrichment, thanks to your experience and comments. These guidelines may also be amended on the basis of future jurisprudence and of opinions and guidelines issued by the European Data Protection Board.

The European Archives Group warmly welcomes your comments. Comments can be sent to the following e-mail address: