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3 June 2021

New guide: Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What you need to know

We are excited to announce the release of our next National Lottery Heritage Fund supported Heritage Digital guide!

Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage: What you need to know provides essential information and guidance about the impact of Brexit and the priorities for heritage organisations in terms of their data protection obligations and the processing of personal data.

Naomi Korn Associate’s Brexit, Data Protection and Heritage Guide is timely for everyone in our sector. After so much work was done ahead of the changes to data protection law with the implementation of GDPR in 2018, it is vital that organisations and individuals working with personal data familiarise themselves with the post-Brexit data regulations. For many heritage organisations, whether they organise international touring exhibitions, deal with the protection of natural heritage, manage UNESCO World Heritage sites, or are involved in a Europe-wide academic project, or offer services to audiences or members based in the EU (to name a few examples), the transfer of data between the UK and EU will have been affected by Brexit.

This guide is a must-read for everyone working, volunteering or freelancing in heritage, and should be reviewed by heritage partners based in Europe too. – Carmen Talbot, Project Manager of Heritage Digital

The guide is free to download and can be accessed by clicking here.

There is also an accompanying free webinar to this guide led by Naomi Korn, a recording can be found by clicking here.

To keep up to date with the latest webinars, events and resources visit the Heritage Digital website by clicking here.


We are proud to be a part of the Heritage Digital project consortium alongside The Heritage Alliance, Charity Digital and Media Trust. Heritage Digital is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.