Interesting read from The Netherlands: Introduction of a new Public Records Act in 2024

A new Public Records Act may come into effect on the 1st January 2024 in The Netherlands, including changes to the treatment in the Senate and the House of Representatives and the elaboration of the Archives Decree and the Archives Regulations.

The updated planning about the Archives Act, the Archives Decree and the Archives Regulations is available on the Knowledge Network Information and Archives.

The amendments to the Archives Act are necessary to ensure that government organizations also properly store digital information and keep it accessible, and there are provisions to transfer the records meant for permanent preservation to the historical archives after 10 years instead of 20 – however, a number of archivists have expressed concern that public access will decrease under the new low, due to more exemptions to transfer requirements.

You can read the full article on the website of our aggregator and Content Provider the Nationaal Archief :

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