Privacy project

CILIP is currently conducting a privacy project. The project will run from July 2017 - October 2018. 

Privacy and confidentiality are fundamental to CILIP’s Code of Ethics and respondents to Shape the future put privacy in the top 10 priority policy agendas for CILIP to address during the lifetime of the Action Plan (2016-2020).

The concept and practice of online data privacy are undergoing rapid change and challenge from the private sector and the state. The Privacy project will address how CILIP can best support and advise information and library workers, managers and leaders so that they can: 

  • Ensure that the privacy of the personal data of users is protected
  • Support users and citizens in understanding the issues, trade-offs and risks concerning privacy and personal data to enable individuals to make informed and effective decisions about their data and effectively manage it in an online environment
  • Ensure a compliant and ethically sound approach to the management of information in companies and the public sector

The project will advice the Ethics Review currenlty being conducted in regard to privacy. Other outputs from the project will be a user guide/s on privacy for information and library practitioners across all sectors, a possible policy statement on privacy and an Information Rights Charter for the sector.

CILIP privacy survey

We do hope you will complete the survey. It will take approximately 20 minutes (15 minutes if you only have time to complete the tick box questions). The closing date is Monday 5th February (12 o'clock Midnight).


Take the survey

Privacy workshops

Between June and December 2017 we ran five privacy workshops:

Cardiff - 9 October 2017

London - 11 October 2017

North Wales - 14 November 2017

Glasgow - 22 November 2017

Newcastle - 13 December 2017

The evidence from these workshops will inform the outputs of the project outlined above. You can read the write ups from these workshops in the word documents below.