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A federal appeals court in USA last week proved what many had known already: Boston College researchers should not have promised full confidentiality to former Irish Republican Army members who were subjects in an oral-history project. The court’s decision should compel BC to provide recordings that British authorities believe can help solve decades-old murders. In addition, other colleges should heed the lesson, and make clear that future confidentiality agreements with interview subjects be conditioned on legal approval.  For full story click here.  You can also watch a television current affairs discussion about this important  issue for oral historians at this link  http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=10037637

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