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Offline Zen rabbit

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GDPR and the future
« on: Friday 01 June 18 07:02 BST (UK) »
With all the current GDPR stuff and the right to be forgotten it got me thinking what information would be availible for future historians? I appreciate that people don't want their data used without their consent but wonder if some 100 years down the line we will find ourselves in a research desert?
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Offline iluleah

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Re: GDPR and the future
« Reply #1 on: Friday 01 June 18 10:16 BST (UK) »
............. but wonder if some 100 years down the line we will find ourselves in a research desert?

Don't think 'we' will be here to worry about it ;D 'We' will all be long gone
Most of this 'data' is used for marketing purposes, sold, 'shared' so they can assess the way we vote, who they can target to sell the latest unwanted/unneeded invention, upgrade or 'insurance' used so they can part people from their money.
Much of the 'data' is useless for family research purposes and  100yr rule the family research suitable records that are deemed good enough to save will be saved.....reality is many records FH would love to see now are destroyed........... but who knows ???
Leicestershire:Chamberlain, Dakin, Wilkinson, Moss, Cook, Welland, Dobson, Roper,Palfreman, Squires, Hames, Goddard, Topliss, Twells,Bacon.
Northamps:Sykes, Harris, Rice,Knowles.
Rutland:Clements, Dalby, Osbourne, Durance, Smith,Christian, Royce, Richardson,Oakham, Dewey,Newbold,Cox,Chamberlaine,Brow, Cooper, Bloodworth,Clarke
Durham/Yorks:Woodend, Watson,Parker, Dowser
Suffolk/Norfolk:Groom, Coleman, Kemp, Barnard, Alden,Blomfield,Smith,Howes,Knight,Kett,Fryston
Lincolnshire:Clements, Woodend