What privacy level shoud I set for living people I don't know?

+7 votes
I am doing a one name study, and hence have added living people who I do not know and am not related/very distantly related to. Originally I was adding with privacy level set to Private with Visible Family Tree and Biography but I didnt want to upset anyone especially since I may contact them in future in order to help with research. I am now just electing to set them to Private but this seems a shame as less useful for others. Ive read the wiki that explain the differences between the different privacy settings but it doesn't give guidance on what one to use, what privavy setting shoud I use ?
in The Tree House by Paul Taylor G2G6 Mach 1 (15.4k points)

4 Answers

+1 vote
Private is best in my opinion.
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+1 vote
Private - red is the choice I use too. Mags
by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (546k points)
+1 vote
Private is best in my mind as well. If, in the future, you get their or a family member's permission, I would change it to one of the yellow-orange levels.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (234k points)
0 votes
Paul, I use Private (Red) for all living people, unless they are Black (Unlisted) at the request of the individual.
by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)

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