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Protecting personal data is important in the modern world.  To help, My Family Tree includes two important privacy settings which can be used to restrict the information which is transferred when you create copies of your family tree data for sharing.

Hiding living people

In general, information about living individuals should be treated as confidential.  Any copies of your family tree data which you make publically available would normally require this information about living people to be removed unless those with access to the information are trusted.
When the "Hide living people" option is enabled, living individuals have all information except for their surname and gender removed in the copies of the information produced.

Hiding private information

You can also mark most pieces of information as private within My Family Tree. When the "Hide private information" option is enabled, any information marked private is removed in the copies of the information produced.

An example of a person with a "Private" restriction setting

Fig 1. An example of a person with a "Private " restriction setting. All information about this person will be omitted from reports or printouts when the "Hide private information" option is selected (Fig. 2).

 

Privacy options for printing

Fig 2. Privacy options for printing.

 

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