Why are DNA Tests, and matches, shown for living people if you are not logged in?

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In light of all the GDPR and serial killer DNA angst I thought it time to re-check what was shown to others.

I admit I was surprised to see that for living people who had DNA tested that even if the viewer was not logged in, the fact that the living person being looked at had tested AND their potential cousins who also had, are all shown.
Presumably only for those with privacy options set to show family tree??

Although the DNA features are very high up in my list of things why I love WikiTree AND  I am a fully supportive member for DNA testing, open family trees and sharing with DNA matches, I would suggest that the DNA tested section be treated like comments, edits etc under the Collaborate section and be marked as needing to be logged in to view.

asked in Policy and Style by Lorna Henderson G2G6 Mach 1 (18.9k points)
retagged by Shirley Dalton
A good suggestion.  I hope someone is listening.
To get the attention of WikiTree folks who can make this change, I suggest adding tags to this post that include: "improvements" and "privacy" and "leaders"
That is a great idea! Hopefully this is what they will end up doing!

1 Answer

+3 votes
already had privacy on it Cynthia, will add leaders or would if I could figure out how to edit the original and do so!
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and then I realised I wasn't logged in! Woops.

Thanks to Shirley for retagging it for me/us

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