JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Records Access Alert Postings August 2016 #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.

. (Canada) The Best Census Response Rate Since 1666!

. (European Union) EU to Extend Privacy Rules to Online Instant Messaging

. (European Union) Europe Going After US Tech Giants; US-EU trade Talks
Being challenged

. (EU) Microsoft Has Bing Search Engine Also Use Geo-blocking in France for
Right to be Forgotten Requests

. (EU-US) Certificate May Be US Data Transfer Alternative

. (Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commission Requires Dublin City Electoral
Lists 1937-1964 Removed >from Being Online

. (UK) Old Bailey Website Problems

. (UK-England and Wales) National Archives Alien Registration Cards and
Naturalization Case Papers Online in Their Discovery Catalogue

. (US) Federal Register New Distribution Email Service

. (US-NYC) Reclaim the Records and City of New York City Clerk's Office
Agreement--RTR Gets the Marriage Indexes!

. (US-TX) Identity Theft Exposure Caused By Fired State Registrar

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 following 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:
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:
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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