What information should or can I publish to a web site?
One concern I have with recording information about LIVING persons on sites like
Ancestry.ca, the site I use, is that nothing I record should be accessible to anyone who is going to use the information for identity-theft, or phishing schemes ("Help, I'm your uncle Dave in Nigeria, and I'm trapped, can you send me some money?").
Are there OTHER ethical concerns than identity theft, or phishing, that must be considered when recording information about people who are still alive, and including them in family-tree diagrams and databases that could be accessed online?
Ethical concerns might mean I should limit strictly what information is recorded, including perhaps, that one should not record the current residential addresses of persons still living, in case the online databases of sites like
Ancestry.ca were to be hacked. The rules that a professional or a very-conscientious amateur would follow, are what I want to know.
Update Similar question here asks what is legal or okay to publish and is very similar. My question is different in that I am wondering if there are other things that it is not ethical to RECORD for living persons. I agree that they are similar, but maybe not duplicates. Maybe there's no difference, so if this is closed as duplicate I'm okay with that. My intention is not to share publically ANY of this information, but rather to just record it. But the recording that I make online must not be usable by identity-theft people, so for instance, full birth date would be recorded, and perhaps NOT any current address, email or phone numbers.