In the Complying with Information Legislation module we look at the requirements of information legislation, particularly the Data Protection Act 1998, the freedom of information acts and the environmental information regulations.  The module looks at the background to information legislation in the UK, the requirements of the three key pieces of information legislation, practical ways of meeting these requirements and the implications of the legislation for archivists, which provides an interesting way to look at some of the practical application of the legislation.  The module will not only give you an understanding of current theory and practice in the field, but also develops the critical analysis skills necessary to keep your knowledge up-to-date in future practice.

  • The international and national context of information legislation in the UK
  • The requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998, the freedom of information acts and the environmental information regulations, and how to meet them in practice
  • The implications of information legislation for archivists - an examination of the practical application of the legislation
  • Management and organisational frameworks for implementing information legislation

Module code

RM50011

Number of credits

20 SCQF credits (10 ECTS credits) on Level 5, SHE M (SCQF 11)

Tutor

Susan Graham

When available?

September semseter