Rules on privacy.
I’ve just realised that by posting my family’s photos and documents on to FS, I’m probably breaking some privacy law. Is this correct?
On the same topic, apart from making all 3,700 private individually, can I do it in batches?
For starters ...
Here are some "Knowledge Articles" in 'FamilySearch':
What rules apply to uploading memories to FamilySearch.org?
[ Legal ]
Upload Guidelines and Policies
How do I upload memories to FamilySearch?
[ Legal ]
FamilySearch Content Submission Agreement
Can I add memories about my living relatives to Family Tree?
How does Family Tree protect the privacy of living people?
Who can view the items uploaded in Memories for living people?
What are private memories?
How do I make a memory private?
I hope these help.
Cindy Hecker ✭✭✭
There is instruction when you add memories to get permission from living people. In the submission agreement when you upload photos and you agree to is
"3. Copyright. We are sensitive to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of others. Be aware that content, including photographs, stories, and personal experiences, even if submitted to a portion of this Site which is relevant to you, remains the property of the creator or submitter. You should not reproduce it without permission of the owner. Photographs of living individuals, except your own minor children, must not be posted without their consent. When creating an audio / voice recording, the personal content recorded should be your own, or if the creation of another (for example a poem or article), be used by permission of the owner.0
Brett and Cindy - provided good info.
let us know if you still have any questions that are not clear.
always realize you can mark any item as "private" if you so desire.0
Q. WHY do I feel that I am breaking some "Privacy" Law?
A. Because the people in the photos (my family) haven't given me specific approval to post them on a public website. Is it more of a moral rather than a legal dilemma?0
Thank you Dennis0
Just an update on what I've achieved since my last text.
- I've made ALL of my records Private. This was made very simple when I found that Memories does have a batch option to change records from Public to Private. Most of the records where Public. Importantly, all of the records to be changed have to be in the same state. This was easy to do. I just filtered out any records which were Private already and then selected the remaining records and changed them to Private. To give myself confidence I did it in batches of approximately 100, and it worked just fine.
- Regarding gaining approval for the records to be on FS, I am contacting the few close relatives from whom I need permission. I will then download the records (which are all now Private), and ask them to indicate their preferences ie. Delete, Private, or Public). I hope this will provide the data protection necessary. Thank you very much for your insights into this tricky situation. Regards Dave