JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings --December 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) Parliament Compromises and Passes the "Assistance and Access

+ (Australia) Western Australia Metropolitan Cemeteries Board Requires
Prior Approval of Next of Kin to Take Gravestone Photos or Videos

+ (Canada) Privacy Commissioner Calls for Tougher Privacy Laws and Stronger
Enforcement Powers

+ (Canada) Supreme Court Rules 9-0 Reporter Must Give Law Enforcement
Materials on Accused Terrorist

+ (European Union) EU Commission Gives US Two Months To Name Data Privacy

+ Facebook Permitted Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, Yahoo and Others
to Access People's Data

+ (France) Bibliotheque historique des postes et des telecommunications--
Historical Library of Posts and Telecommunications

+ (France) Will Tax Google, Facebook, Amazon Starting January 1, 2019Apple,

+ (Germany) Bundestag Approves Third Gender on Government Public
Documents Including Birth Records

+ Google In the News Globally- Australia, European Union, New Zealand, and
USA,: Facebook Gives Special Access to User Data Special Third Party Users

+ Google Wins Litigation on Facial Recognition

+ (Great Britain-US) Issues on Facial Regulation

+ IAJGS Records Access Alert Final Posting for 2018

+ News on Birth Certificates

+ (UK) Man Withdraws Right to be Forgotten Case Against Google

+ (UK) More On Increasing Fees

+ (UK) National Archives Fees to Increase February 1, 2019

+ (US) Census Bureau Releases 2018 Data on Fastest Growing States

+ (US) Department of Commerce Announces Death Data Improvement
Project-Death Master File

+ (US) Employer Held Liable When Data Breach Violates Employees' Privacy

+ (US) Library of Congress Digitizes World War l Newspaper Clippings

+ (US-CA) California Sued Over DNA Database's Inclusion of People Never
Convicted of a Felony

+ (US-NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Rule on Accessing Birth
and Death Records and Their Transfer to DORIS Effective January 1, 2019

+ (US-Philadelphia, PA) City of Philadelphia Archives Opens New Home on
Spring Street

+ (US-TX) Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar System Goes Live January
1, 2019

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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