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Re: Privacy on the web question

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 11:29:40 +0100
To: Norine Sexton <sextonn@banet.net>
Cc: Ari Schwartz <ari@cdt.org>, www-p3p-policy@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010312112940.G878@w3.org>
Dear Ms. Sexton, 

the answer to your question mainly depends on where you are
located and also where the genealogy websites are located. I
assume, that you're in the US. As far as I know, you don't have
protection against secondary use for the private sector in the US.
But this has to be confirmed by someone who has better knowledge
about the US situation. Perhaps you might consult your
favorite attorney. Anyway, I cc'ed this mail to Ari Schwartz from
CDT, who can give you perhaps further indications.

P3P only informs or warns you, when you give information away.
Once, the information is out there, P3P can't protect you against
secondary use of that information.

Best, 


Rigo Wenning            W3C/INRIA
Policy Analyst          2004, Routes des Lucioles
mail:rigo@w3.org        F-06902 Sophia Antipolis
+33 (0)6 73 84 87 31    http://www.w3.org/


On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 07:58:38PM -0500, Norine Sexton wrote:
> Dear Mr. Rigo
> 
> I'm hoping that you can help me with a question and/or direct
> me to a document that answers it.  I've found my name,
> birthdate, and parents' names and all my other living relatives
> in a GEDCOM file that was uploaded to a several genealogy
> websites.  I never gave permission for this information to be
> posted.  I contacted one of the websites and they removed it; I
> contacted another one and was told that they were not
> responsible for information posted there and that they could do
> nothing about it.  Do I have any recourse?  
> 
> Thank you for your assistance.  I look forward to hearing from
> you.
> 
> Norine Sexton
Received on Monday, 12 March 2001 05:30:06 UTC

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