The privacy rules followed, are those that are normally in force
in international genealogy (incl. JewishGen)-names and links of
living persons are retained, all other details are suppressed and
substituted by "filtered for privacy".

A "living person" is broadly defined as an individual born after 1903,
with an unknown date of death.
Consequently this category may also include persons,
who are in reality not among the living anymore, and are in fact
exempt from privacy considerations.
It is technically not feasible, to seperate those deceased individuals
from the living, to whom privacy rules should be applied.

Requests concerning the total deletion of privatised names or links
submitted to:


will be honored without delay.

Nevertheless 2 remarks are in order on this issue:-

1.-Jewish genealogy after the Holocaust differs from general genealogy
in one conception, namely, that in addtion to showing the past, its
goal is-perhaps even more so-to show how the families succeeded in
reconstructing themselves after the big slaughter.
This necessarily demands a broader focus on the details of the living
and the younger generations.
Requests not to be included at all in the genealogies defy this goal and
may do an injustice to future generations, and should therefore be considered
carefully with this aspect in mind.

2.-The Dutch (and European) privacy law(s) and its regulations are not in
force in Israel, and consequently neither for this website.
On ethical grounds, adherence to the spirit of this law (WPB), when so requested
in individual cases, will be positively considered (excluding registering with
the College bescherming persoonsgegevens (CBP), which is not in force for this
website in any circumstances).

Van: Info (CBP) [mailto:info@cbpweb.nl]
Verzonden: woensdag 20 november 2002 17:51
Aan: [suppressed]
Onderwerp: Genealogie

Kenmerk: p20021120-36

Geachte heer [suppressed]

U vraagt het College bescherming persoonsgegevens (CBP) of de Wet
bescherming persoonsgegevens (WBP) ook van toepassing is op mensen die een
stamboomonderzoek op internet zetten maar buiten Nederland wonen.

Voor Nederlanders in het buitenland geld het volgende:
De plaats waar de verantwoordelijke (degene die een stamboomonderzoek
verricht) is gevestigd, is bepalend voor welke wet van toepassing is. Dit
betekent dat de wetgeving van Israel van toepassing is voor degene die in
Israel woont. De WBP is dan niet van toepassing.

Het CBP vertrouwt erop u hiermee voldoende te hebben geinformeerd.


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