I urge all those concerned to continue to lobby for more freedom to access
records through the internet. I commend those who have actively pursued
and urge them to continue, even if it is frustrating, thankless and causes
personal difficulties. Your actions, or lack there of, will have significant
impact on the future. If there is anything I can do to be of assistance,
I want to personally thank you for this message and reiterate my own
commitment to this effort. I have promised the list that I would gather all
the information I can regarding the current laws and any associated rules
etc., regarding internet access to records in Nottinghamshire.
Sometimes, I think we forget that access to records via the internet is a
relatively *new* issue, and in most cases was not addressed at the time
laws were written regarding public access to various records.
I continue to believe we can't address the issue properly without having
all the facts.
Until we have the facts, I don't see how any of us can formulate
intelligent opinions regarding any of this.
I appreciate there are some who may take offense at this....but to date I
am not comfortable that this list has the facts....although we certainly do
have the *opinions* of what a number of people believe the facts to be.
Sometimes, this differs from what the facts actually are.
Unless one provides reasonable subtantiation, then it's reasonable to
question if it's fact.
The only real contribution I feel I can make towards these issues is to
collect the facts that enable us all to understand the current situation as
I already have *some* of the necessary facts. I hesitate to post them until
I have more facts, because to do so would not present a full picture.
I promised to do this and I will. I only ask that I not be shot as the