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Data Protection and the 1921 Census

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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby junkers » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:56 am

The webpage of the Office of National Statistics says that the planning to release the 1921census is going ahead, so it will be released. Personal information is not covered by the Data Protection Act after 100 years and therefore this does not apply. The situaion has changed since the release of the 1911 census in England and Wales and I do recall that at the time it was stated that the 1921 census would not be released before 2022 which is different from not released at all.
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby rusalka » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:40 pm

This census should be released asap ! It's just ridiculous that people researching their family trees are stumped because of data protection !
Considering you can pay to see electoral roles online or go to the library for free to search for free that is not protection !
I can buy BMD certificates, wills etc..way past 1921 . that's not data protection as I can buy recent copies of anything I wish.
I can search people on Facebook & other social media networks, the list goes on ....most people alive or dead are easily traceable.

Sorry but the Americans have released things up to 1940 !

I want the 1921 census considering there's no 1931 & 1941 & it's just typical of this country to put restrictions on.

It's all about money !
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby pete25 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:10 am

Believe me...the 1921 census will be released...there will be too much to lose in not doing so...a big money maker is family history.
Enough said!
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby MissCardiff » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:07 pm

I was under the impression that the 1921 census records were destroyed by a bomb during WW2?


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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby rbatkinson69 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:22 am

Hello, Be grateful that you even have census documents at all that can be scanned. In Australia, someone decided long ago to destroy them all. Lost forever. Patience is a virtue, regardless of the current laws or position, eventually they will release the 1921 census, it is inevitable. So just be grateful for what we have now.

Conversely, your war records are atrocious compared to Australias. So win some, lose some.
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby ColinB » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:53 pm

The 1921 census was not destroyed in WW2 , I think you are confusing it with WW1 service records , a large proportion of which were destroyed.

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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby carlineric » Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:01 pm

It was the 1931 Census for England and Wales that was destroyed by a fire at a warehouse in Hayes in 1942. The cause was a mystery but was not due to enemy action. The Scottish returns were not affected as they were stored in Edinburgh.

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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby Guy » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:49 pm

junkers wrote:The webpage of the Office of National Statistics says that the planning to release the 1921census is going ahead, so it will be released. Personal information is not covered by the Data Protection Act after 100 years and therefore this does not apply. The situaion has changed since the release of the 1911 census in England and Wales and I do recall that at the time it was stated that the 1921 census would not be released before 2022 which is different from not released at all.


The Data Protection Act 1998 protects personal information of all living persons not just those less than 100 years old. In other words if a person lives to over 100 their personal information is still covered.
See_
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/29/contents

Many people have made statements that the 1921 census will be released in 2022 but the legislation does not allow for that.

One person who did not however, was the Information Commissioner when he made the ruling in favour of me in both the 1911 census and the 1939 National Registration appeals.

The Census Act 1920 as amended by the Census (Confidentiality) Act 1991 totally prevents release of personal information from any census taken under the Census Act 1920.
See-
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... %20Act.htm
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http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1991/6/contents

The Registrar General had his/her control over census taken away under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and replaced by "the Board"
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2007/18/section/76

"The Board" however is still restrained by the regulation under the Census (Confidentiality) Act 1991 which prohibits disclosure by the Registrar General.

I do not doubt the relevant legislation will be passed to allow for the release of the 1921 census in 2022, but as the law stands now no further personal information may be released from any census taken under the Census Act 1920.
This must not be taken for granted because successive governments have run out of Parliamentary Time to pass required legislation in the past.
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby pollymac » Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:35 am

Find my Past have announced they have been awarded the contract to digitise and publish the 1921 census online in January 2022.
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Re: Data Protection and the 1921 Census

Postby ewanarm » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:37 pm

The 1921 Census will be released in 2022. It's information is covered by the 1920 Census Act which stated it must stay closed for 100 years. Find My Past has been awarded the contract.

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