How do I submit permission to upload DNA data/

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I've gotten written permission from my brother to upload his DNA data to WikiTree and gedmatch.com.  It's already in gedmatch.com.  How do I submit this permission to WT, so I can add it again (it was deleted 25 may)?
in Policy and Style by Robin Anderson G2G6 Mach 4 (40.0k points)

2 Answers

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Actually I think you will need to go onto his profile and put in his email address and send him an invite so that he becomes manager of his own  profile. He then adds you to the trusted list so that you can add his DNA data and he sits back and takes a non active role.

I think that's how it's supposed to be done under the GDPR rules.
by Robynne Lozier G2G6 Pilot (928k points)
Great Answer Robynne. I would agree that sounds correct.
Unfortunately, post-GDPR Wikitree no longer allows this.  Only the living person can add/edit their DNA data, not other PMs/Trusted List for the profile.
Hello Kerry,

Please let us know where it says in WikiTree that only the living person can add/edit their DNA data?

Thanks and sincerely, Peter

Peter,

I don't know if the documentation has been changed to reflect this.  I do know that my father accepted the invitation to his profile and added me back in as a PM.  I still cannot add or edit his DNA test information.  This was also addressed in a G2G question where Shirley Dalton wrote, "Addition of DNA tests for any living person other than yourself was prohibited as of last week."

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Hmmm, I was told I needed written permission.  Dave, my brother, isn't interested so much in joining stuff online (he's 75 and not a fan of high tech), but he does support my quirks and hobbies.  Anyway, he sent me email giving me explicit permissions to post his DNA.  (We don't live hear each other, so I can't just go over and help him join.)  Would be a shame to limit discovery based on convoluted regulations.  IMHO.
by Robin Anderson G2G6 Mach 4 (40.0k points)
Convoluted and unnecessary regulations.

In the run up to GDPR coming in to force it appears it was OK for me to have had posted a DNA tag for someone as long as I persuaded them to sign up to wikitree before 25th May. I got about 60% success rate on this, the others are supportive of me and my ONS but have zero interest in joining wikitree. Seems their DNA tags (and existence) is now expunged from wikitree forever. I can't add them back in and they aren't interested.

This latest move seems contrary to the previous position, so even if I persuade someone to sign up I now also have to persuade them to add their own DNA tag. Not going to happen.

I get the distinct impression that someone (whoever it is who makes these arbitrary decisions) is more interested in playing some numbers game around "active" member numbers than they are about any sort of genealogy.

"I get the distinct impression that someone (whoever it is who makes these arbitrary decisions) is more interested in playing some numbers game around "active" member numbers than they are about any sort of genealogy."

Actually, these changes were not made arbitrarily.  There was a lot of thought and consultation with our attorneys and others and in the end the decisions to do what it seems was needed to do to protect our site were made.  Do we love them? Of course not!  But they had to be done.  And they were certainly not made flippantly, casually or easily.  

So, please riddle me this, how is this new decision for someone on the trusted list to be unable to add a DNA tag consistent with the previous situation where a DNA tag added by someone of effectively the same status was OK if they persuaded the DNA taggee to sign up to wikitree?

This is the bit that appears arbitrary to me.

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