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

+ (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Completes Digitization of First World
War Personnel Files

+ (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Launches Expanded Research Guide to
Census and Other Documents

+ (European Union) EU Commission Draft Regulation Due Next Month On
Requiring Tech Companies to Remove Terrorist Information >from their
Platforms within One Hour

+ (European Union and US) GDPR, Facebook, Google and More

+ (Finland) Court Determines that a Convicted Murderer has Right of Privacy
and Requires Google to Delink Articles About Him

+ Google in the News Again

+ (UK) National Archives Aliens' Registration Cards 1918-1957

+ (US) Census Continuing Problems for Census Bureau with 2020 Census
+ (US) Senators Harris and Carper Introduce Legislation to Ensure Gender
Identity Sexual Orientation to 2030 Census

+ (US) Coalition Urges FTC to Break up Facebook

+ (US--AR) Arkansas Adoptees Can Access Original Birth Certificates
Starting August 1, 2018

+ (US-California) "Clean-Up Legislation on Privacy Law and Letter by
Business Firms Trying to Amend Law

+ (US-CO) Colorado Enacts Consumer Privacy Law Effective September 1, 2018;
Federal Action on Privacy Issues

+ (US-IN) Allen County Public Library Budget Cut Proposed

+ (US-IN) Update on Proposal to Reduce Library Funding for Property Tax

+ (US-NJ) New Jersey Judge Orders Google to Delist Chicago Tribune Blog
Post--Right to be Forgotten in US?

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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