June 2021 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #general #jgs-iajgs #records

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 June, 2021.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you 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.


23andMe Closes Merger with VG Acquisition and Stock Soars

Ancestry's Yearbook Collection Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice

Google Delays Cookie Removal to Late 2023


Australia's Media has Signed With Facebook and Google

(Canada) Liberals Pass C-10 to Regulate Social Media-Broadcasting Act Legislation; Digital Services Tax Threatened

(Europe) Google Ends Auction for EU Android Search Engines

(Europe-Luxembourg) Luxembourg Privacy Regulator Proposes $425 Million Fine Against Amazon


(European Union) Court of Justice Rules Facebook Can't Limit GDPR to Lead Watchdog

(European Union) ECHR Rules UK Spy Agency Violated Law with Bulk Interception of Online Communications

(European Union) EU Privacy Chief Investigates Use of US Cloud Services

(European Union) NoYB is Planning to File Up to 10, 000 Complaints About Cookies Without Consent

(European Union) EU Opens Antitrust Investigation on Google

(European Union-Germany) EU Commission Started Infringement Proceedings Against Germany


(France) Google Agrees to Changes in Online Advertising and $268 M Fine

G-7 Agree to Back Deal On Global Minimum Corporate Tax Rate of 15%

(India) National Archives of India Concern over Demolition of Part of Complex

(Ireland) Beyond 2022 Creating the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland


(United Kingdom) Bletchley Park--Code Breakers Names

(United Kingdom) CMA to Take Oversight Role Over Google's Planned Removal of Third-Party Cookies

(United Kingdom) Court and Tribunal Judgements Will be Available via National Archives

(United Kingdom-Alderney) Nazi Concentration Camps--Alderney Camps

(United Kingdom-England) England's NHS Plan to Share GP Patient Data Delayed to September


(US) House Members Introduced 5 Bills Targeting GAFA

(US) Library of Congress Announces Copyright Public Modernization Committee

(US-Europe) US to Levy Tariffs Over Digital Service Tax

(US) Facebook Winds Dismissal of US, and States Monopoly Lawsuits-But it May Not Be Over

(US-CA) Legislation on Vital Records Passes House and In Senate

(US-CT) Connecticut Passes Bill Permitting Adoptees Access to Original Birth Certificate

(US-FL) Online Groups Sue Florida Over Social Media Law

(US-MD, MT) Article About New Maryland and Montana Laws Restricting Use of Genetic Genealogy by Law Enforcement

(US-NY) New Bills Propose Tax on Companies Consumer Data Gross Receipts

(US-Oregon) Oregon Health Authority Issues Temporary Rules on Waiving Fees For Certified Vital Records Due to Last Fall's Wild Fires

(US-WA) National Archives In Seattle, WA

(US-WY) County Coroner States State Department of Health and Vital Statistics Has Inaccurate Certifications of Death


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 you are encouraged 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