Make only DIRECT LIVING LINE visible in new family groups feature-NOT ALL living relatives
Hello. I just heard about living relatives being able to be seen and shared within groups as a new feature that is going to be added to Family Search by the end of 2023. I am very concerned about this. I raised this issue in the chat and many people responded with a red exclamation point. I also emailed and received answers that did not address my concerns (telling me simply not to accept the invitation to the group does not solve the problem!), I called the 866 number and they weren't even aware of this. So far no one seems to have an answer to my question cut and pasted here:
Is there a way to opt out from ANY living information being shown? I'm trying to find out how do I stop this particular scenario from happening: Suppose a relative creates a group where he/she has MY living information, that of my living parents, or other relatives. Even if I personally don't join this group won't my information (and the other living relatives directly in my line) be visible to anyone who he/she has in her group since this information was on HIS/HER tree? This is a privacy issue.
Some people may feel comfortable sharing this info with other family members but I do not. LIVING PEOPLE SHOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN PRIVATE IN FAMILY SEARCH-PERIOD!!!
A suggestion I am making to the developing team is to only allow a person's direct line to be visible when they create a family group. For example, when my cousin creates a family group and invites people, they should only be able to see HER direct family line such as her children, her parents, and so forth. The people she invites should NOT be able to see me, my living siblings, my living parents, my sisters' children, my living cousins on my mother's side, etc.... PLEASE can we work on this???
Thank you for helping me (and others) with this.