JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings November 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) Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
(PIPEDA) Rules Effective November 1, 2018

+ (Canada) Several Provincial Archives to Relocate/Close

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Asked TransUnion Credit Bureau to Provide
Financial Transaction and Credit Histories Without Prior Consent

+ (Canada) Statistics Canada Transfers 1926 Prairie Census to Library and
Archives Canada- Online Database Expected March 2019

+ (Canada) Canadian Research knowledge Network Announced as of January 1,
2019 Canadian On line Free

+ (Europe) ITS Adds 900, 000 Post-War Records Making Over 2 Million
Records Available Online

+ (European Union) More on Blockchain Technology

+ European Union) EU Parliament and EU Council Pass Regulation 2018/1725 On
Processing Personal Data

+ (European Union) European Data Protection Board Issues Draft Guidelines
on Extra-Territorial Application of GDPR

+ (European Union) Google Charged by Seven Countries For Allegedly Tracking
Movements of Users In Violation of GDPR

+ 60 Minutes Episode on European Union's GDPR and Lack of Data Protection
in the United States

+ (European Union) Six-Months Post Start of GDPR Report Card; CNIL Ruling
Affects Adtech

+ (European Union ) Various Goings On in the European Union

+ (European Union-Romania) Romanian Data Protection Agency Used GDPR to
Reveal Sources on Alleged EU Fund Fraud Against Romania Politician

+ (France) Facebook to Give Special Access to French Regulators

+ (Germany) Response >from Hamburg Minister of Culture and Media About
Staatsarchiv Destruction of One Million Death Records

+ (Malta) Justice Minister Introduces Right to be Forgotten by Ministerial

+ Reclaim The Records Files FOIA Lawsuit--US Department of Veterans Affairs

+ Reclaim the Records Gets New York State Marriage Index 1881--1965 and
Files Another Law Suit

+ (Scotland) Scottish Indexes Criminal Database

+ (UK) General Register Office (GRO) Purportedly Missing Thousands of
Birth Records

+ (US) Harvard Law School Opens Up its Federal and State Court Cases Online
for Free

+ (US) Senate Bill S2374, Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery
Amended Passed by Committee to Full Senate

+ (US) Senator Wyden Introduces Consumer Privacy Act

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision That Approved Obama-era
Net Neutrality Rules

+ (US) Supreme Court Declines Trump Administration Request to Delay Trial on
2020 US Census and Citizenship Question

+ (US) USCIS Proposed Rule on Genealogy Index Search Request and
Genealogy Records Request

+ (US) Trump Administration Suggested Sharing Census Responses with Law
Enforcement, Court Documents Show

+ (US-California) Digital Archive of California and Calisphere

+ (US-Maine) First State To Use Ranked- Choice Voting in a General Election

+ (US-NH) New Hampshire Approves Constitutional Amendment on Right to

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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