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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #9 on: Friday 01 November 19 14:06 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I know when I queried it, they said it had to come from the person themselves and they needed to prove they were alive!
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« Reply #10 on: Friday 01 November 19 14:07 GMT (UK) »
Turns out you need a valid ID e.g. current passport or driving license ;D

Probably things that a 94 year old may not still have.  ;D
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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 November 19 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Very true :)
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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #12 on: Friday 01 November 19 18:56 GMT (UK) »
They’d certainly be right with one death - but still he wasn’t born in the last 100 years, so I thought that was illegal? But they certainly have mistaken the death for my great-uncle, who was still alive as of about 2 months ago.

No, if they have died no matter when the details can be unredacted, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law does not applied to the deceased.

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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #13 on: Friday 01 November 19 20:08 GMT (UK) »
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Yes, I know when I queried it, they said it had to come from the person themselves and they needed to prove they were alive!

Strange! I contacted them three years ago when I discovered my mother's record was uncovered and told them that she was very much alive and distressed to find her record open. I pointed out that they would find it impossible to prove she had died and so I did not think I should be expected to prove she was alive - I received a reply very quickly apologising and saying they had now covered up her entry - which they had.

It was quite simple - but perhaps things have changed?

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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #14 on: Friday 01 November 19 20:24 GMT (UK) »
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Yes, I know when I queried it, they said it had to come from the person themselves and they needed to prove they were alive!

Strange! I contacted them three years ago when I discovered my mother's record was uncovered and told them that she was very much alive and distressed to find her record open. I pointed out that they would find it impossible to prove she had died and so I did not think I should be expected to prove she was alive - I received a reply very quickly apologising and saying they had now covered up her entry - which they had.

It was quite simple - but perhaps things have changed?

Liz

I did exactly the same when I discovered my aunts entry uncovered two years ago.
I simply asked them to inform me what proof they had that my aunt, who I had been with only a few days earlier, was now dead.
The entry was redacted pretty quickly.
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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #15 on: Friday 01 November 19 22:14 GMT (UK) »
I must admit, I didn't press it as I just asked them why my aunts' records were open when they were alive. They did say, quite rightly, that they opened records after 100 years and a day. Both my aunts had passed their 100 birthday, so were presumed to have died. I pointed out they hadn't and they said they would close them if my aunts requested it themselves. As I said, they weren't bothered, so I didn't pursue it. I suppose if necessary I could have sent them copies of their telegrams from the Queen. 
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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 03 November 19 19:08 GMT (UK) »
I know they have unredacted the wrong person in at least one case

My grandmother is redacted - she passed away several years ago, her younger sister (who is the line below her) is unredacted - and still alive.

I suspect they uncovered the wrong person

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Re: 1939 Register details unsealed?
« Reply #17 on: Monday 04 November 19 16:28 GMT (UK) »
...probably all blamed on a computer program!
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