JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings April 2017 #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.

. (Australia) Convict Records Online- Free Access

. (Canada-US) American's Serving in Canada's WW 1 Service Records

. (European Union-Germany) German Court Refuses to Scrap Data Protections
Regulator order on Facebook and WhatsApp

. (European Union-Ireland) Article 29 Working Party Issues Final Guidelines
on Data Protection Components; Right to be Forgotten; Data Protection
Regulatory Agency

. (Germany) Cabinet Working to Expand its Right to be Forgotten by Holding
Social Media Firms Financially Liable

. Microsoft Transparency Report Released: Results July- December 2016

. (US) 100th Anniversary of US Entry Into World War l

. (US) President Trump Signs Into Law H.J. Resolution 34 Disapproving FCC
Rule Protecting Privacy of Broadband and other Telecommunications Customers

. (US-AL) Alabama Center for Health Statistics Notification of Changes in
Obtaining Birth and Death Records

. (US-CA) California Legislation Introduced Permitting Gender Identity as

. (US-CA) Right to be Forgotten Case Before California Supreme Court; Bill
Imposing Right to be Forgotten Still in NY Assembly

. (US-IN) Bill Passes Legislature Allowing State to Charge Hourly Fee For
Records Search

. (US-Louisiana) State Archives In Trouble--"History is Not a Luxury It's

. (US-North Carolina) Legislation Introduced Limiting Access to Public
Records Only to State Residents

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 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:
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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