JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings May 2018 #general

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 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) Budget Cuts Result in Reduced Staffing at Australian National

- (Canada) Quebec to Provide Adoption Information With Conditions

- (European Union) Data Privacy Regulators Not Ready for New Privacy Law

- (European Union) Facebook Fails in Attempt Block Referral on Privacy
Shield to Top EU Court

- (European Union) First Day of GDPR and Already Litigation Against
Facebook, Google, WhatsApp and Instagram; Enforcement and More

- (European Union) The Next Battle Front: ePrivacy Regulation

- (Germany) Chancellor Merkel Proposes Taxing Sale of Individual Data

- Microsoft Adopts GDPR Worldwide

- (Philippines) National Archives of Philippines Fire-No Critical Documents

- Right to Be Forgotten--US vs EU--Erasing History

- Right to be Forgotten; Data Protection Being Considered outside the
European Union

- Some Genealogy Sites Closing Due to EU's General Data Protection

- (Sweden) Court Rules for Google, Right to be Forgotten Not
Extraterritorial; EU Commission Violated its own GDPR

- (UK) Concern That Home Office May Destroy Records

- (US) Department of Commerce Announces Increase In Death Files for Death
Master File

- (US) The Four Categories Google "Delinks" in the United States--Right to
be Forgotten

- (US) National Archives Museum Website Redesigned

- (US- California) Data Privacy Legislation AB 2182 Amended to No Longer
Create Data Privacy Authority
- (US-CA) Updates on California Proposed Referendum on Privacy; AB 2182 Data
Protection Authority Bill

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: 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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