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Does our privacy policy (clearly) forbid naming living people?

This is in reference to What-does-it-mean-to-be-a-part-of-xyz-battalion-in-world-war-1?. The original question included an image of a newspaper clipping listing the names of the deceased and his ...
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What is acceptable evidence of death for someone born less than 100 years ago?

The term "acceptable evidence of death" has been used in a number of Q&As here, and that is because it appears in the On-topic page of our Help Center: Acceptable evidence of death needs to ...
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Allowing links to images of public documents that contain living people?

This is in reference to Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa? Here, the questioner is asking about how to interpret an unusual finding in a US Census ...
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Can using only first names of living individuals contravene our Privacy Policy?

At Half brother and sister related to other family? the asker appears to provide the actual first names of adopted and assumed (half) siblings. The three people mentioned appear to be still alive. I ...
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Identifying bio-parents for adoptees?

Our guidelines for what is on-topic say: Please note: You must not include here in any circumstances information (including name, date and place of birth or any other details) that would allow ...
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Should we reduce the 100 year privacy rule to something a bit more flexible?

Should we reduce our privacy rule from a firm 100 year rule to something a little bit more flexible without becoming too complex to manage (such as maybe a 75 year rule)? Any if so to how would you ...
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Appropriateness or Level of detail on DNA Genealogy Questions?

I know of the policy to not post personably identifiable information (PIFI) of anyone born in the last 100 years that may be possibly living as well as the situation of cousin baiting. There are ...
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How much detail should be included in questions about WW1 and WW2 service members?

This question is prompted by the recent question where a new user asked how to find the burial place of his grandfather who was killed in WW2. I have singled it out for discussion because the topic ...
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Why must we be careful in referring to living people?

If I understand the guidelines correctly, we are not supposed to refer to by name, date of place of birth, or any identifying detail of any living person on the site. This understanding derives ...
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Seeking possibly-living individuals - clarity required

I'm asking to get some clarity on the topic of living individuals. When we've discussed it previously, we've been very clear that info that identifies potentially living individuals on the site is ...
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How do we judge that a question might be identifying living individuals?

I recently edited a question Brick Wall: Searching for Grandfather - C&EI Railroad Employee in 1948 - who the heck was he? to remove the name of an individual that might still be alive, to bring ...