JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Vermont and Sweden -- restrictions on genealogists #general

jan meisels allen <janmallen@...>

Dear Jewish Genners,

Below are two URL's for newspaper articles shared by a Jewish Genner with me
in my capacity as chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access and
Monitoring Committee. These are brought to you for information only on the
issue of potential denial of access to vital records and sharing of family
history information via the internet. Please share with me any information
you find where potential denial of access of vital records may be caused by
government actions.

Vermont: It appears, while the long-awaited, proposed regulations for the
Intelligence Reform Act provision which would severely limit who may access
birth records have not yet been released, Vermont is gearing up in
anticipation of the regulations. For more information on this issue see: scroll down to ECHO and click on it then click on
September 2005 issue.

Vermont Clerks Prepare for Restrictions on Vital Records Access

Sweden's Board of Data Inspection has requested the Swedish Genealogical
Societies remove any reference to race or ethnic origin >from their websites
stating someone who lived in the 18th century who has living descendents
must first consent before such data can be made public or they are in
violation of Sweden's personal data act.

Online family trees "break personal data law" (Sweden)

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS board member and Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee

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