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Thursday, June 16 • 15:40 - 16:25
“I can’t tell anyone, So I tell everyone…”/ Gergő Bendegúz Cseh

“I can’t tell anyone,
So I tell everyone…”

State security records and personal data protection in Hungary

The Code of Ethics of the ICA put great emphasis on the integrity, authenticity and accessibility of the records kept by the archives, and also highlighted the importance of the protection of personal data in those documents. These core values have to be considered real by the archivist when handling digital form records, but they need to apply new techniques to fulfill the classic archival requirements. In my presentation I would like to show some challenges of handling the records of the state security services existed between 1944 and 1990 in Hungary. Among these challenges I would like to point out the problems of protection of sensible personal data of the persons concerned, the accessibility of millions of digitized pages and the electronic data processing methods of textual records. Finally I will report on the development of processing and handling of magnetic tapes containing original electronic databases of the former state security services. This research project actually is in progress currently in Hungary so probably I will present the latest results and failures in this field of our archival work. These problems clearly show some of the most current challenges the archivists have to face in connection with keeping and processing born-digital or digitized paper-form records today and in the future

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Gergő Bendegúz Cseh

Head, Department at the Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security
Gergő Bendegúz Cseh is head of department at the Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security, where he is responsible for the archival processing of the records, research activities and customer services of the archives. His main research areas are the history of Hungarian state security services and the archiving problems of the records of contemporary institutions electronically or on a paper form. He is currently the head of... Read More →

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Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Hogeschool van Amsterdam
De Hogeschool van Amsterdam | Archiefschool verzorgt archiefopleidingen, cursussen en maatwerktrainingen en verricht toegepast archivistisch onderzoek in opdracht van organisaties.

Thursday June 16, 2016 15:40 - 16:25
Van Beinum Zaal