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Photos of your Shtetl #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I will be driving around Lithuania and Latvia for 9 days >from next Tuesday,
20 May.

Together with my keen interest in our Jewish heritage and genealogy, and my
skills as a professional photographer, this is an opportunity for me to share
with you many facets of these countries.

To be part of this **free** service, please visit http://elirab.me and select
"follow" and include your email address.

My planned itinerary includes:

London & Warsaw and then:
Kaunas, Rasenai, Kelme, Rietavas, Juodkrante, Klaipeda, Palanga, Kretinga,
Plunge, Telsai, Salantai, Joniskis, Siauliai, Panevezys, Pasvalys, Birzai,
Kupiskis, Rokiskis, Zagare, Utene, Ukmerge, Krakes, Kedainiai, Vilnius,
Druskininkai, Marijampole, Rumsiskes & Zezmariai; Liepaja, Aizpute, Tukums,
Jurmala, Riga, Latgales, Jelgava, Bauska & Daugavpils.

If you have any specific requests such as research or other queries, email me
at eli@elirab.com and we can discuss further.

I write and manage several kehilalinks for JewishGen as a volunteer. My
webpages include towns in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Germany, China, South
Africa and Australia. I also write travel blogs with a focus on Jewish travel.

I look forward to having you travel with me.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@elirab.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Photos of your Shtetl #general

Eli Rabinowitz
 

Hi all

I will be driving around Lithuania and Latvia for 9 days >from next Tuesday,
20 May.

Together with my keen interest in our Jewish heritage and genealogy, and my
skills as a professional photographer, this is an opportunity for me to share
with you many facets of these countries.

To be part of this **free** service, please visit http://elirab.me and select
"follow" and include your email address.

My planned itinerary includes:

London & Warsaw and then:
Kaunas, Rasenai, Kelme, Rietavas, Juodkrante, Klaipeda, Palanga, Kretinga,
Plunge, Telsai, Salantai, Joniskis, Siauliai, Panevezys, Pasvalys, Birzai,
Kupiskis, Rokiskis, Zagare, Utene, Ukmerge, Krakes, Kedainiai, Vilnius,
Druskininkai, Marijampole, Rumsiskes & Zezmariai; Liepaja, Aizpute, Tukums,
Jurmala, Riga, Latgales, Jelgava, Bauska & Daugavpils.

If you have any specific requests such as research or other queries, email me
at eli@elirab.com and we can discuss further.

I write and manage several kehilalinks for JewishGen as a volunteer. My
webpages include towns in Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Germany, China, South
Africa and Australia. I also write travel blogs with a focus on Jewish travel.

I look forward to having you travel with me.

Best regards

Eli Rabinowitz
Perth, Australia
eli@elirab.com


Two new documents on ViewMate - one German, one Hebrew #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I've posted a note written in Hebrew by my grandfather, Max LEVI. It is
on the back of a list of the children and grandchildren of my
great-great-great grandfather, Emanuel "Manele" Herz who was also known
in German records as Emanuel Joseph HERZ. I have no idea what this note
could say.

The other side of the paper was typed in the 1920s in Markt Berolzheim,
Germany. I have no idea what the note says, so I am not sure what other
information to give. It is possible the note has nothing to do with what
is on the other side. I would like a complete translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33691

also

A military record I found on ancestry.com is on line at ViewMate
Image Gallery page with the number 33739.
The person is Ludwig HERZ.

This is a war record for Ludwig HERZ. He was born October 20, 1883. His
mother is Clara HERZ, who I believe is the daughter of my great-great
grandfather Benjamin HERZ, and sister of my great-grandmother, Mathilde
HERZ.. I really don't know much about him. I am trying to find out more
about him.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33739
Please respond via the forms provided in the ViewMate applications.

Thank you so very much for your help.

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen and
GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida


German SIG #Germany Two new documents on ViewMate - one German, one Hebrew #germany

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I've posted a note written in Hebrew by my grandfather, Max LEVI. It is
on the back of a list of the children and grandchildren of my
great-great-great grandfather, Emanuel "Manele" Herz who was also known
in German records as Emanuel Joseph HERZ. I have no idea what this note
could say.

The other side of the paper was typed in the 1920s in Markt Berolzheim,
Germany. I have no idea what the note says, so I am not sure what other
information to give. It is possible the note has nothing to do with what
is on the other side. I would like a complete translation.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33691

also

A military record I found on ancestry.com is on line at ViewMate
Image Gallery page with the number 33739.
The person is Ludwig HERZ.

This is a war record for Ludwig HERZ. He was born October 20, 1883. His
mother is Clara HERZ, who I believe is the daughter of my great-great
grandfather Benjamin HERZ, and sister of my great-grandmother, Mathilde
HERZ.. I really don't know much about him. I am trying to find out more
about him.

http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33739
Please respond via the forms provided in the ViewMate applications.

Thank you so very much for your help.

Please thank those who help you and support ViewMate, JewishGen and
GerSIG
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/Honors/
http://www.jewishgen.org/JewishGen-erosity/honors.asp
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sincerely, Lin Herz, Palm Bay, Florida


Kanczuga 1849 Cadastral Map added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the latest addition to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

Kanczuga Town Cadastral Map 1849

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Kanczuga (Kantchika, Kontchuga, Kanczuga), >from 1849. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered. The map includes both brick and
wooden buildings, a market square, extensive waterworks on the Mleczka
(Milk) Creek, private and manor farmlands, plus churches and a
Christian cemetery (the Jewish cemetery was located outside the
adjacent village of Siedleczka). Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu as part of their
ongoing Galician Cadastre project.

Gesher Galicia is in the process of acquiring more digital cadastral
maps >from the Przemysl archive's extensive collection for former
Galician towns, which are in Poland today. Even if this is not your
town, take a quick look at this beautiful, full color map and zoom in
to get the feel for the market square, the surrounding fields, the
small bridges that crossed the water and more.

Thanks to Jay Osborn, the GG map room coordinator for the fast work on
creating the online version of this map and for providing the text.

Direct link to this map:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kanczuga-1849/

Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

To learn more about the Cadastral Map and Landowner records project go
to: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Kanczuga 1849 Cadastral Map added to the Gesher Galicia Map Room #general

Pamela Weisberger
 

Announcing the latest addition to the Gesher Galicia Cadastral Map Room:

Kanczuga Town Cadastral Map 1849

A complete full-color lithographed cadastral map of the town of
Kanczuga (Kantchika, Kontchuga, Kanczuga), >from 1849. Land parcels and
houses are all clearly numbered. The map includes both brick and
wooden buildings, a market square, extensive waterworks on the Mleczka
(Milk) Creek, private and manor farmlands, plus churches and a
Christian cemetery (the Jewish cemetery was located outside the
adjacent village of Siedleczka). Images for this map were provided to
Gesher Galicia by the Archiwum Panstwowe w Przemyslu as part of their
ongoing Galician Cadastre project.

Gesher Galicia is in the process of acquiring more digital cadastral
maps >from the Przemysl archive's extensive collection for former
Galician towns, which are in Poland today. Even if this is not your
town, take a quick look at this beautiful, full color map and zoom in
to get the feel for the market square, the surrounding fields, the
small bridges that crossed the water and more.

Thanks to Jay Osborn, the GG map room coordinator for the fast work on
creating the online version of this map and for providing the text.

Direct link to this map:
http://maps.geshergalicia.org/cadastral/kanczuga-1849/

Map Room home page: http://maps.geshergalicia.org

To learn more about the Cadastral Map and Landowner records project go
to: http://www.geshergalicia.org/projects/cadastral-map-and-landowner-records/

Pamela Weisberger
President, Gesher Galicia
pweisberger@gmail.com
http://www.geshergalicia.org


My ViewMate file # 33691 in Hebrew is on-line #general

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I've posted a note written in Hebrew by my grandfather, Max LEVI. It is on
the back of a list of the children and grandchildren of my great-great-great
grandfather, Emanuel "Manele" HERZ who was also known in German records as
Emanuel Joseph HERZ. I have no idea what this note could say.

The other side of the paper was typed in the 1920s in Markt Berolzheim,
Germany. I have no idea what the note says, so I am not sure what other
information to give. It is possible the note has nothing to do with what is
on the other side.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33691

I would like a complete translation. Thank you so very much for your help.

Sincerely,
Lin Herz
Palm Bay, Florida


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen My ViewMate file # 33691 in Hebrew is on-line #general

Lin <lin2@...>
 

Dear Friends,
I've posted a note written in Hebrew by my grandfather, Max LEVI. It is on
the back of a list of the children and grandchildren of my great-great-great
grandfather, Emanuel "Manele" HERZ who was also known in German records as
Emanuel Joseph HERZ. I have no idea what this note could say.

The other side of the paper was typed in the 1920s in Markt Berolzheim,
Germany. I have no idea what the note says, so I am not sure what other
information to give. It is possible the note has nothing to do with what is
on the other side.

It is on ViewMate at the following address ...
http://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/viewmateview.asp?key=VM33691

I would like a complete translation. Thank you so very much for your help.

Sincerely,
Lin Herz
Palm Bay, Florida


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #ukraine

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #yiddish

bounce-2791501-772983@...
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Yiddish Theatre and Vadeville #YiddishTheatre New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #yiddish

bounce-2791501-772983@...
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City phylliskramer1@gmail.com
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education


German SIG #Germany New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #germany

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City phylliskramer1@gmail.com
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #bessarabia

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.
Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen New York Genealogy Class: June 1 #general

Phyllis Kramer
 

Did your family live in New York? There are many interesting research
possibilities in the Big Apple! JewishGen's Intermediate Course,
Breaking Brick Walls in the United States, will focus on New York
Resources. This course will be especially useful to those who visit
NY; we'll have suggestions on where to research, where to wander and
how to get there.

If, despite basic online research (census >from familysearch &
ancestry, vital records >from italiangen) you have not yet found the
Hebrew names, birth year or town for your U.S. immigrant ancestors
consider this course as it focuses on the more esoteric documents our
ancestors generated, including naturalization, military and
governmental records, death records (probate, obituaries, cemeteries),
and local archival research.

We feature a personal mentoring program; students use our online
FORUM, post an ancestral branch, set goals for research, and work one
on one with the instructor. Eight text lessons can be downloaded to
read at your own pace and an optional field trip to a New York archive
will be scheduled. This course is open for enrollment. PLEASE read the
course descriptions and requirements (8-10 hours per week) on
www.jewishgen.org/education and email any questions.

I look forward to interfacing with every student.

Phyllis Kramer, New York City
VP Education, www.jewishgen.org/education
phylliskramer1@gmail.com


European Union Court Requires Google to Follow Right to Be Forgotten- Invalidates Data Privacy Directive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Even though the second chamber of the European Union (EU), the EU Council,
has not yet voted upon the Proposed Data Privacy Regulation, the European
Union Court has required that Google follow the "Right to Be Forgotten" in
specific cases including deletion of links to embarrassing legal
records - even if what is reported is true. This is raising questions by some
if the proposed data regulation is needed as the Court decision was so
encompassing. To read the Court's decision go to:
http://tinyurl.com/m8fpysv
Original url:
http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=150642&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=24797

Two EU member countries, Ireland and Austria, brought the cases to the
European Court asking them to review the data privacy directive in the light
of the fundamental right to respect for private life and the fundamental
right to the protection of personal data. The European Court struck down the
data retention directive passed as part of anti-terrorism measures in 2006,
after attacks in London and Madrid. The data retention directive affects
internet and phone surveillance by requiring the companies to store data on
who contacts whom, when, how often, and >from which locations, for between
six months and two years. More information is available in the European
Observer
(http://euobserver.com/justice/123785 )

The EU Court decision effects only the 28 EU member countries. To read the
press release by the European Court see:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CJE-14-54_en.htm

To read more about the Court decision read the New York Times article at:
http://tinyurl.com/ksrwkob
Original url:
See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html

The Proposed Data Privacy Regulation includes the right to be forgotten and
the right to erasure both issues that are of concern to genealogists who
want assurance that records of genealogical value will continue to contain
essential information.

In the US, the National Public Radio (NPR) had a brief discussion on the
recent European Union Court decision to invalidate its Data Protection
Directive and the Right to be Forgotten. Georgetown University Professor Meg
Ambrose who was being interviewed cited a recent California law* which
permits minors to have embarrassing materials removed >from their social
media internet pages. While that law addresses only minors, Professor
Ambrose believes the conversation of the "right to be forgotten" will be a
conversation held in the United States even though the European Union Court
decision does not affect what happens in the United States. To listen to
the 5-minute interview on NPR go to: http://tinyurl.com/np7znao
Original url:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=312197640&m=312197641

*The California law SB 568 (2013) was signed September 2013 and is called,
"Privacy Rights for California Minors in a Digital World." S.B. 568 includes
a provision known as the "Delete Button" or "Eraser" law, which
allows minors under 18 to request that companies delete specified information
that the requestor had previously posted online. The law becomes effective
January 2015. To read Chapter 336 of the 2013 Laws of California see:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0551-0600/sb_568_bill_20130923_chaptered.pdf

Thank you to Paul Silverstone, IAJGS Treasurer and member of the IAJGS
Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee for alerting us to the NY
Times article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen European Union Court Requires Google to Follow Right to Be Forgotten- Invalidates Data Privacy Directive #general

Jan Meisels Allen
 

Even though the second chamber of the European Union (EU), the EU Council,
has not yet voted upon the Proposed Data Privacy Regulation, the European
Union Court has required that Google follow the "Right to Be Forgotten" in
specific cases including deletion of links to embarrassing legal
records - even if what is reported is true. This is raising questions by some
if the proposed data regulation is needed as the Court decision was so
encompassing. To read the Court's decision go to:
http://tinyurl.com/m8fpysv
Original url:
http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf?text=&docid=150642&pageIndex=0&doclang=EN&mode=req&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=24797

Two EU member countries, Ireland and Austria, brought the cases to the
European Court asking them to review the data privacy directive in the light
of the fundamental right to respect for private life and the fundamental
right to the protection of personal data. The European Court struck down the
data retention directive passed as part of anti-terrorism measures in 2006,
after attacks in London and Madrid. The data retention directive affects
internet and phone surveillance by requiring the companies to store data on
who contacts whom, when, how often, and >from which locations, for between
six months and two years. More information is available in the European
Observer
(http://euobserver.com/justice/123785 )

The EU Court decision effects only the 28 EU member countries. To read the
press release by the European Court see:
http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_CJE-14-54_en.htm

To read more about the Court decision read the New York Times article at:
http://tinyurl.com/ksrwkob
Original url:
See:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/technology/google-should-erase-web-links-to-some-personal-data-europes-highest-court-says.html

The Proposed Data Privacy Regulation includes the right to be forgotten and
the right to erasure both issues that are of concern to genealogists who
want assurance that records of genealogical value will continue to contain
essential information.

In the US, the National Public Radio (NPR) had a brief discussion on the
recent European Union Court decision to invalidate its Data Protection
Directive and the Right to be Forgotten. Georgetown University Professor Meg
Ambrose who was being interviewed cited a recent California law* which
permits minors to have embarrassing materials removed >from their social
media internet pages. While that law addresses only minors, Professor
Ambrose believes the conversation of the "right to be forgotten" will be a
conversation held in the United States even though the European Union Court
decision does not affect what happens in the United States. To listen to
the 5-minute interview on NPR go to: http://tinyurl.com/np7znao
Original url:
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=312197640&m=312197641

*The California law SB 568 (2013) was signed September 2013 and is called,
"Privacy Rights for California Minors in a Digital World." S.B. 568 includes
a provision known as the "Delete Button" or "Eraser" law, which
allows minors under 18 to request that companies delete specified information
that the requestor had previously posted online. The law becomes effective
January 2015. To read Chapter 336 of the 2013 Laws of California see:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0551-0600/sb_568_bill_20130923_chaptered.pdf

Thank you to Paul Silverstone, IAJGS Treasurer and member of the IAJGS
Public Records Access and Monitoring Committee for alerting us to the NY
Times article.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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