Earlier in the week a fellow genealogist commented via Twitter about an article in The Irish Times. That article flagged up some interesting points including the potential issue that EU regulations could pose limitations on genealogical research and any subsequent publication of that research.
You can read the full article HERE (http://www.irishtimes.com/news/eu-regulation-could-restrict-genealogical-research-1.1440075)
This morning Chris Paton has given credit to Sheena Tait who has provided the link to the actual proposals and the subsequent comments from the Information Commissioners Office.
The relevant clause for genealogists appears to be number 83, entitled “Processing for historical, statistical and scientific research purposes”.
If you are outside of the European Union then I suggest writing to the MEP relevant to your heritage area.