IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings February 2018 #general

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, every month I post 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.

. (Belgium) Belgium Court Finds for Data Protection Agency and
Gives Facebook 48 Hours To Cease Tracking Internet Users

. (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Launches Voila, New National
Union Catalog

. (European Union) New Head of Article 29 Working Group; Snippet
Taxes Back in the News

. (European Union-Germany) A Court in Germany Found that Facebook's
Use of Personal Data Is Illegal

. (European Union) Google's Updated Transparency Report on "Right
to be Forgotten"

. (France)FamilySearch and Paris Archives Digitize Reconstitute4d
Parish and Civil Registrations Pre 1860

. (Germany) Germany's Highest Court Ruled that Google is Not
Obligated to Ensure Websites Free >from Defamatory Language

. (Ireland) High Court Finds for Google and Data Protection
Commissioner on "Right to be Forgotten"

. (Netherlands) EU's Data Privacy Regulation Affects Access to
Netherlands Family Cards Being Online

. (Sweden) Swedish National Archives Digital Collections Free to
Search and View As of February 1, 2018

. (UK) Home Office Agrees to Back Legislation Putting Mother's Names
on Marriage Certificates

. (US) Census Bureau Proposes Criteria for 2020 Census

. (US) Congressional Legislation Introduced Regarding the Death
Master File /SSDI

. (US) >from Coast to Coast States Address Public Access-Open Records

. (US) National Archives Cancels Researcher Team Cards; Update on
NARA Thief's' Court Case

. (US) Potpourri-VA, WA, CA): Updates on Legislation; Privacy and
Identity Theft

. (US) US Census Bureau Will Ask Whites More about Their Ethnicity;
Will Not Include Separate Middle eastern or North African Category

. (US-CA) Legislation Introduced to Protect Personal Data

. (US-VA, CA) Legislation Sparked by Daily Press to Access Court
Records; California Appeals Court Asked to Reverse Lower Court on Open
Records Rules

. (US-WA) IN 48 Hours The Washington Legislature Introduced and
Passed Law--Without Debate- to Limit Public Access to Records

. (US-WA) HB 2458 Establishing an Abbreviated Death Certificate

IAJGS 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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