IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings January 2017 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I will be posting a listing of the
IAJGS Records Access Alert topics >from the previous month for you to see the
variety of issues. some were posted on this discussion group as they were
final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were
not posted to the discussion group-all postings are included below. Any
postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has
expired are not included below. Many legislatures started to meet in their
new sessions.

. (Argentina) Data Protection Authority New Regulation on Personal Data

. (Canada) Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation
with the Library and Archives Canada

. (Canada) Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies-University of Alberta
Launches Digital Archive

. (European Union) Commission Proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic
Communications and Data Protection Rules for EU Institutions

. (European Union) EU-US Privacy Shield May Be Invalidated by Presidential
Executive Order

. (European Union) The Irish Data Protection Commission; What is Happening
to US-Based Multinational Companies in the EU

. The International Tracing Service Places their General Inventory Online

. (Ireland) First Court Case on Right to be Forgotten Decided Overturns Data
Protection Commissioner

. (UK) Update on General Register Office PDF Trial to Order Records

. (UK) National Archives Places War Office Records Available Online

. (US) 2017 Legislative Calendars and Websites--New Legislative Terms Begin

. (US) CIA Releases 13 Million Pages of Declassified Documents Online

. (US) Chronicling America-- Library of Congress Historic Newspapers
Continued Free Access Threatened

. (US-NY) A NY Student is Suing Google and She Wants to Have Right to be
Forgotten Applied in the United States

. (US-NY) New Law Amends Mental Hygiene Regarding Release of Information
50 Years After Death

. (US-NYC) New York City Marriage Index 1930-1972 Partially Online

. (US-NYC) Supreme Court of NY "Division of Ancient Records" Moving to
Better Quarters

. (US-OK) New Law Requiring Online Indexes of Birth and Death Records and

. (US-VA) Library of Virginia Budget Cuts and Closures

IAJGS has opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.
This was announced previously. We now have subscribers >from many
genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of
what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts
to receive the information in a timely manner. If you are interested in any
of the following items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert
and look at them in the archives. To register for the IAJGS Records Access
Alert go to: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts
and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which
genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG or a subscriber of
JewishGen, Avotaynu Online, Legal Genealogist etc. You will receive an
email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be
finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the
archives at: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/ .
The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending
on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and
other times there may be several in one day.

These are listed alphabetically not chronologically. Each month the locales
covered differ.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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