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From: Jerry L Ivey <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] MyHeritage and "private" DNA projects
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 05:19:42 +0000
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears that this privacy concern can be handled with the "Public Results Display Settings" option under "Project Administration" in the Administrator account. The options for display of the various pieces of information can be set to Yes or No on a participant-by-participant basis.

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From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Alister John Marsh
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2012 11:03 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] MyHeritage and "private" DNA projects


You said
I agree with Doris 100%. We do a disservice to our fellow genealogists, members, FTDNA and the genetic genealogy science in general when we "privatize" projects. The project/reporting web capabilities are a part of FTDNA's services. Let's take advantage of them. Information is only of value if it is shared.

Some of my project participants have specifically not given approval for some of the information displayed on the standard FTDNA web sites to be made public. There is one situation in particular which is a little complicated, and I can understand their position fully.

If I go in all gung-ho and switch the FTDNA web pages to fully public, I will be not respecting the participant's privacy wishes, and hypothetically might be accountable if infringing the privacy of participants should cause them embarrassment or damages.

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