Now that GDPR has come into force, I was wondering if the standard wording suggested on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:DNA_Confirmation
ought to be reviewed.
It will often be the case that at least one of the DNA test takers is a living non-member of WikiTree. Where tests are managed on behalf of living relatives it is possible that all of them might be. Since the decision has been taken that the DNA test information has to be removed from such people in order to comply with GDPR, I assume there may also be an issue with naming them in the DNA confirmations added to biographies.
I have already changed the wording on the profiles that I manage and I believe a number of other people have also made changes. However I suspect we may each have done it slightly differently, so an updated standard would be helpful both for changing existing confirmations and for people adding them in future.
The way I have chosen to do it is by replacing the name of the test taker by the way they are related to the MRCA. For example:
"Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between a living great grandchild of Edward James Hayes and a living great grandchild of John Hayes, 3rd cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd cousin based on sharing 105 cM across 8 segments; Confidence: Extremely High."
I believe this is GDPR-compliant as the name of the test taker cannot be directly identified. Even if it happens that there is only one living great grandchild, their name will no longer be visible (except to those on the trusted list). However I would welcome some official confirmation that this wording is okay.
Apologies if the DNA project is already working on this and is about to update the guidance, but since GDPR is now in force I thought I should mention it in case it had been overlooked.