Contributor: Cherri-Ann Beckles

Cherri-Ann Beckles is the Assistant Archivist at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She holds a Master’s Degree in Records and Archives Management (International) from the University College London and a Master’s Degree from the UWI in Heritage Studies. She has experience with working with records and archives at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, the Barbados Government Archives Department and brief stints at the University Of London Institute Of Education Archives and the University College London Records Office between the period 1995 to 2004. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Archive and Information Studies with a focus on data protection and its relationship to records management at the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee, Scotland.

Opinion

Will the Right To Be Forgotten Lead to a Society That Was Forgotten?

By Cherri-Ann Beckles

The “right to be forgotten,” a fundamental part of the proposed reforms to the EU’s data protection legislation, is being watched closely by professionals in the archives world. From a bird’s eye view, this proposal would have an undeniable effect on the preservation of the individual and collective memory of society.

Although the rationale and intent of the proposal is based on increasing...

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