August 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 August, 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.


  • Amazon Shutters Its Health Care Service
  • Litigation Against Ancestry's Owner Blackstone Alleging they Violated Privacy of Every User in Illinois


  • (META-US) Meta Being Sued for Violating Patient Privacy with Data Tracking Tool
  • Privacy is it all But Gone


  • (Australia) Google Fined $60 Million Australian Dollars
  • (Australia) Highest Court Rules Google Is Not a Publisher


  • (European Union) Court of Justice Expands Definition of Sensitive Data
  • (European Union) NoYB Launched a Second Assault on Perceived Poor Performance in Cookie Consent by companies, Lodging Complaints Against 226 Organizations for Failing to Implement a 'Refuse all' Button
  • (European Union-Germany) Chancellor Scholz wants Majority Voting for EU Sanctions and More


  • (India) Government has Withdrawn the Personal Data Protection Bill


  • (Poland) Supreme Administrative Court Finds Only the Owners of Warsaw Land and their Successors were Authorized to Dispose of Real Estate
  • (Russia) Roskomnandzor Summary of Changes in Personal Data Federal Law- Effective September 1
  • (Russia) Russia's Yandex to sell off news service as state tightens grip on online media
  • (Ukraine) Family Search's Efforts to Digitize Ukrainian Archives


  • (US) Census Bureau Asking for Input on 2030 Census Design IAJGS Public Records Access Alert
  • (US-CA) Amended AB 1766 Would Permit any Resident Regardless of Legal Status to Obtain ID Cards
  • (US) Federal Courts Left Americans' Data Exposed Senator Wyden Tells Chief Justice John Roberts
  • (US) Federal Trade Commission Seeks Public Comment on Cracking Down on Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Security Practices
  • (US) Former President Trump's Palm Beach Home Searched for Classified Documents
  • (US) NARA's Digital Preservation Framework Goes Live as Linked Open Dataset
  • (US) President Biden Signed Inflation Reduction Act Which Includes 15% Minimum Corporate Tax
  • (US) Presidential Records Act And Removal of Records from the White House
  • (US) USCIS Updates Genealogy Forms
  • (US-CA) AB 1766 Would Permit any Resident Regardless of Legal Status to Obtain ID Cards
  • (US-CA) California Age-Appropriate Online Safety Bill AB 2408 Passes Legislature
  • (US-CA) Governor Newsom Appoints New Chief Justice, and Replacement Justice


  • (Vatican) Vatican Archives Opened: Desperate Letters from Jews During WWll Revealed


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