IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings May 2020 #general #jgs-iajgs

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 but most were not—all postings are included below. The following are the summaries for the month of May 2020.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you and your society to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert. Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.


  • (Australia) Government Orders Competition Watchdog to Develop Mandatory Code of Conduct Governing Technology Giants and News Media


  • (Australia) Australian Government to Force Facebook and Google to Pay for News Content


  • Data Breach Report 2020 1st Quarter


  • (European Union)  Two-Year Report on GDPR by Access Now


  • (Finland) Google Required to Delete Four Consumer Search Links Under Right to be Forgotten


  • (Germany) Court Rules Privacy Rights In Germany's Constitution Extends to Foreigners Living Abroad--Including their Online Data


  • (India) Proposes Levying 6% Equalization Tax on Online Advertising Platforms


  • (Ireland) Irish Data Protection Commission Submits Draft Decision on Twitter GDPR Compliance; Submitted Preliminary Decision on WhatsApp and More


  • (US-CA)  Amended Version of SB 980 Genetic Information Privacy Act SB 980


  • (US-CA)  California SB 980 Hearing Set For 22-MAY-20 9 a.m.


  • (US-CA) California Supreme Court Rules State's Public Records Act Prohibits Government From Charging for Redaction


  • (Vatican) Researchers Find that Pope Pius Xll Knew About Atrocities Happening to the Jews During World War ll



The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. 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: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/listinfo/records-access-alerts 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, 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: http://lists.iajgs.org/mailman/private/records-access-alerts/


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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