September 2022 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 September, 2022.  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.


  • Ancestry Suit on Yearbook Photos Class Action Lawsuit Rebuffed by Federal Judge
  • Google Rolls Out Tool to Request Removal of Personal Information from Search Results
  • (Google-Gmail-CNIL-NoYB) New Privacy Complaint Files with CNIL Against Google and G-Mail by noyb


  • (Australia) Due to Large Data Breach, Australia Plan to Toughen Privacy Rules
  • (European Union) Digital Markets Act Signed by Parliament and Council of EU
  • (European Union) EDPB Publishes Annual Report on Depth and Breadth of Data Protection
  • (European Union) EDPB, EDPS: Lack of Resources may Bring 'Weakened' EU GDPR Enforcement
  • (European Union-Google) Google Loses Appeal Over Android Apps
  • (European Union) Media Freedom Act Proposal
  • (European Union-Ireland- Meta) Neta Fined $400 Million for Negligence to Safeguard Kids Privacy on Instagram
  • (European Union-US ) US Expected to Publish Privacy Shield--Transatlantic Data Transfers- Executive Order Next Week


  • (United Kingdom) British Newspaper Archive with British Library Adds 1 Million Historical Pages Free Access to Public


  • (US) Appeals Court Rejects Big Tech's Right to Regulate Online Speech
  • (US) Chronicling America Reaches 50 States
  • (US) Confirmation Hearing for Proposed US Archivist
  • (US) Ensuring a Fair and Accurate Census Act Passed House of Representatives on September 15
  • (US-FCC) FCC Proposes New Measures to Block Spam Texts
  • (US) Legislation to Force Big Tech to Pay Publisher for Online News' Blown up" by Censorship Amendment
  • (US) Library of Congress Webinar: Learn How to Search for Primary Source Materials in Chronicling America
  • (US) Research Tool Allows Genealogists to Access U.S. Court Decisions Online
  • (US) SCOTUS Begins New term First Monday in October
  • (US) S 673-Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2021 Amended Version Out of Committee on Judiciary
  • (US) National Association of Government Archivists and Records Administrators Statement on Access to Public Records
  • (US) Senate Panel Deadlocks in Nominee Archivist of US
  • (US) Some 2020 US Census Takers Fudged Data and Did Not Get Fired
  • (US) Speaker Pelosi Nixes American Data Privacy and Protection Act
  • (US-CA) Article on Governor Newsom Signing AB 1766, Law that Allows for State IDs for Migrants
  • (US-CA) Governor Newsom Signs AB 587 Transparency in Social Media
  • (US-CA) Governor Signs AB 1766 Which Would Permit any Resident Regardless of Legal Status to Obtain ID Cards
  • (US-CA) Governor Newsom Signs AB 2273 Age-Appropriate Design Code Act Protecting Children's Online Data and Privacy
  • (US-CA- Google) California Alleges Amazon Stifled Price Competition in Lawsuit
  • (US-CA) Medical Malpractice Agreement Becomes Law-Averting Costly Ballot Battle
  • (US-CA-Los Angeles) UCLA Library to Expand Global Preservation Work
  • (US-FL) Florida Asks US Supreme Court to Revive Social Media "Censorship" Law
  • (US-MD) Maryland Quietly Shelves Parts of its Genealogy Privacy Law
  • (US-ME) Internet Service Providers Drop Challenge of Privacy Law
  • (US-MI-Detroit) Detroit Sues US Census Bureau over Alleged Missed Residents
  • (US-MT) Department of Health "Intends "to Comply with Judge's Birth Certificate Order


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: 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, 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