Is genetic genealogy’s reaction to GDPR worse than GDPR?

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in The Tree House by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (606k points)
Yes; definitely.

Peter managed to elicit from me the most sententious comment I will ever write.  ;-)
Peter, I almost certainly would agree with you, but that link is now dead.  Bazaarly, even a search on the site for 'gdpr' turns up nothing!  Do you possibly have another link?  Or could you briefly summarize?

All her blogs were deleted :-(   But it is in the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine:


Okay; that's just a tad creepy. I believe Elizabeth Denham is still the UK's Information Commissioner. Her blog posts were there two days ago. I wonder why they've been removed on either GDPR Eve or GDPR Day? Weird.

Conspiracy time: maybe they don't want the blog posts used against them when they ~do~ start fining dentists and gardeners.

Debbie Kennett brought this one to my attention. It's an interesting take on GDPR from the FreeUKGenealogy organization...and WikiTree is mentioned front and center:

BTW, I've decided that either Debbie has a clone working with her (a perk of University DNA research?), or she has a paid assistant constantly monitoring genetic genealogy on the Net. I try to stay informed, but I have never, never scooped Debbie on any bit of news. Well, unless it pertains only to my own websites....  ;-)

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