IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-November 2019

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 but most were not—all postings are included below.


+             (Canada) Prince Edward Island Archives and Record Office Begins Move to New Location


+             (Canada) Supreme Court of Canada Reviewing Appeal to Strike Down Protection From Genetic Discrimination


+             (Czech Republic) Czech Government Approves Digital Tax on Internet Companies


+             DNA Testing and Law Enforcement Access to DNA Databases


+             The DNA Testing Companies Reply to Warrant Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database


+             (European Union) E-Privacy Regulation-Latest Draft Being Considered


+             (France) France to be first County in EU to Introduce Facial Recognition Software for Government Services


+             (France) French Media Organizations Launch Copyright Case Against Google


+             (Germany) Court Upheld Complaint for Right to be Forgotten to Convicted Murderer


+             Google Amassing Personal Medical Records


+             (UK) General Register Office Added Death Records Index from 1984-2019


+             CORRECTION UK General Register Office Added Death Records Index From 1984-2019


+             (United Kingdom) National Archives Blog Post on Safeguarding Their Nation's Story


+             (US) Copyright Alternative In Small-Claims Enforcement Legislation Passed House of Representatives in Senate


+             (US) USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records


+             (US) More on USCIS Proposes Fee Increases for Genealogy Records


+             (US) Microsoft Will Use California's Consumer Protection Act Principles Throughout the United States


+             (US) New Bill Introduced in US Senate on Privacy: COPRA


+             (US) Online Privacy Act Introduced in House of Representatives


+             (US) Privacy and Personal Data-- Pew Research


+             (US) Requesting a Vital Record of a US Citizen When Occurrence Happened Abroad I


+             (US) Secretary of Commerce Ross Releases Statement of Results of Preliminary Census Test


+             (US) Senator John Thune Introduces "Filter Bubble Transparency Act


+             (US-CA) California Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Privacy Issues


+            ( US-NY) Governor Cuomo Signs NY Adoptees Getting Original Birth Certificates into Law --Effective January 15, 2020


+             (US-VT) University of Vermont Health Network Launches DNA Risk Screening Pilot Program


+             Warrant Issued Permitting Police Full Access to GEDmatch Database-- A Game Changer



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, 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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