IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings May 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.

. (Australia) Red Cross Australia Donates Its Historical Collection to U of
Melbourne WW11 Cards Now Digitized

. (Canada) Federal Court Imposed Right to be Forgotten By Allowing Courts to
Impose RTBF Globally

. (European Union) EU Fines Facebook For Providing Misleading Information on
WhatsApp Acquisition

. (European Union) Facebook Austrian Court Rules on Removal of Hate Speech,
Google and Right to be Forgotten

. European Union) One Year Until the General Data Protection Regulation
Becomes Effective; Netherlands Order Google to Remove Demand On Criminal
Records Be Removed

. (European Union-UK) United Kingdom May Will propose extending RTBF to
social media under age 18; Most EU Countries Reduce Number of Delinking

. (European Union-France) French Data Privacy Regulator Fines Facebook

. (US) Bill Introduced to Prohibit FCC >from Reclassifying Internet Access
as Telecommunications

. (US) US Census Bureau Chief Unexpectedly Announces He Is Retiring Next

. (US) Library of Congress Makes 25 Million of its Online Catalog Available
for Free Bulk Download

. (US) Library of Congress Places Online 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

. (US-Maine) Change to Rulemaking Notification

. (US-MO) Adoptees Have Access to Original Birth Records

. (US-NY) Consumer Watchdog Endorses NY Assembly Bill A 5323 That Establish
the Right to be Forgotten

. (US-TN) The Tennessee Supreme Court Proposes Rule to Limit Access to
Certain Court Documents

. (US-VA) (US-VA) Update on Case Before Virginia Supreme Court on Access
to Court Decisions

. (US-VT) Governor Signs H-111 Revision of Vital Records Statutes

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 above 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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