Digital Citizenship is the practice of using computers, the Web, and digital devices responsibly. The majority of records created today are born-digital, and when you donate your records to the Archives it's important to keep digital citizenship principles in mind.
There are many different ways and combinations of ways to protect privacy after records are donated. Below are a few options:
Because digital records are at risk of being misused, altered, or even hacked, we practice digital preservation techniques that help prevent these risks once records are sent to the Archives. However, privacy concerns with digital records can be addressed at creation and prior to donation as well.
If you are donating materials for an organization, such as a student group or residential college, ask questions such as:
Maybe something controversial is important to archive but still has privacy risks. You can take some steps to help protect privacy.