JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings June 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.

- Are Archival Records At Risk? Issue of Deterioration Audio and Visual
Material on Magnetic Tape

- (Belarus) National Assembly of Belarus Adopts New Restive Amendments to
Country's Media Laws.

- Block chain and Public /Government Records

- (Canada) Committee Members of Parliament Recommend Expanding Data
Protections and Empowering Privacy Commissioner

- (European Union) Court of Justice of European Finds Companies and People
Who Administer Fan Pages Are Jointly Responsible With Facebook

- (European Union) EU Council Approves Draft Copyright Rules for Digital

- European Union) European Union Data Protection Board Replaces Article 29
Working Group; More Complaints Filed

- (European Union) EU Parliament LIBE Committee Votes Privacy Shield Data
Arrangement With US Should Be Terminated If Not GDPR compliant by September

- (European Union- US) White House Explores Voluntary US Alternative to
GDPR: Updates on EU Issues

- (European Union Plus) One Month Into GDPR - What The Effect Has Been

- Re: closure of European archives' databases to comply with new rules

- (European Union) Update on GDPR

- (European Union) WHOIS- (ICANN) Essentially Dead in European Union Due to

- June 9th in International Archives Day

- (Netherlands) 450,000 Records Removed >from Online Access at Dutch
Archives Due to GDPR

- (Russia) GULAG State History Museum Discovers Secret Russian Order to
Destroy Data on GULAG Prisoners

- (Russia) Government Response to Destroying GULAG records; State Duma
Approves Bill Fining Search Engines for offering Links to VPNs

- (US) National Archives Publishes FOIA Advisory Committee Report

- (US) Supreme Court Rules Police Require Warrant for Cellphone Location

- (US-CA) New Privacy Bill Introduced in California

- (US-CA) California Passes and Governor Signs Sweeping Privacy Legislation
Negating the Need for the Ballot Initiative

- (US-NJ) Reclaim the Records Requests New Jersey Death Index 1904-2017

- (US-NY) Assembly Bill would Open Adoptee Records to Those When Reach Age

- (US-NY) New York State Opens Open FOIL Website -Gateway to Public Records

- (US-NY) Reclaim the Records Wins Another Law Suit-- NYC Marriage License
Index for 1996-2017

- (US-NYC) New York City Board of Health Adopts Amendment to Article 207
Expanding Those Who May Access Birth and Death Records Without Embargo

- (US-Indiana) Adoptees Born Before January 1, 1993 Eligible to Obtain
Original Birth Records

- (US-VT) Vermont Enacts First Law in US Governing Data Brokers

- (US-VT) Legislature Passes H-16 on Birth and Death Records

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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