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

Robert Israel <israel@...>

In article <003801c5ead9$6e7c7460$0202a8c0@MainDELL>,
jan meisels allen <janmallen@...> wrote:

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.
Not too many 18th century people will consent...

Fortunately, it actually says that all the living descendants must
consent. But that's bad enough, considering how many descendants
an 18th century person might have.

Robert Israel
Vancouver, BC, Canada

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