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Report of the IPA Confidentiality Committee (November 2018) This major document was approved by the IPA Board in January 2019, and is available in five languages.  To read it online click on one of the following links: English; French; German; Spanish; Portuguese. To download the PDF to your computer please select one of the following: English PDF ; French PDF ; German PDF ; Spanish PDF ; Portuguese PDF .  The Report was written in English and subsequently translated. The English version is definitive.

Webinar on 'Confidentiality' (June 2019) Four members of the Committee (Andrew Brook, Nahir Bonifacino, John Churcher, and Allannah Furlong) speak about different aspects of the Report.

Psychoanalysis and confidentiality in the virtual world (November 2020) Transcript of an interdisciplinary colloquium organised by the Scientific Committee of the Psychoanalytic Association of Uruguay (APU), August 2020.

Consultancy report by Professor Ross Anderson FRS (January 2021) Towards the end of 2020 the Confidentiality Committee commissioned this report by Ross Anderson FRS, Professor of Security Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Confidentiality and Remote Psychoanalytic Work (May 2021) This is a revised and updated version of Confidentiality and remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2020)

Confidentiality in the Administration of Psychoanalytic Practices Using the Internet (May 2021)

 IPA Confidentiality Committee Review of Work 2017-2021 (June 2021) | Click here to download PDF

Background reading

Report on Confidentiality for the Task Force on Psychoanalytic Training in Contemporary Times (TF2)
(September 2023)

The following additional resources are currently available to IPA Members only and can be accessed in the Confidentiality Committee page of the Members area of the website.

-Draft version of the Report (April 2018)
-Legal advice provided to the IPA (2017)
-DPV statement on the use of digital material
-Annual Budgets
-Annual Reports
-Feedback on the draft Report
-Minutes of meetings, etc.
-Other documents

To access these papers, please log-in to the IPA website first, click here.

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