Dear Ancestry Insider,
The Ancestry.com U.S. Public Records Index contains the records of almost a billion living people. The data include name, date of birth, and address. It doesn't require much more than that to steal an identity.
I wrote to Ancestry about this issue, and here's the response I got: “All requests to have information or data removed from our website are handled by our Executive Office department. These requests should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org requesting that the information be removed.
“Note: Please include in the following information so we can better serve your request.
Your email address
The URL address to the page in which the information appears
Specify which portion of the page you would like to have removed
“Once these requests have been sent to email@example.com, the Executive Office department will respond to your email within seven business days. Any further questions about information removal should be referred to the Executive Office department.”
This information should really be made widely available. Ancestry Insider, what do you think? How 'bout a blog post on this?
Dear Keith san,
You got it. Thanks for the info.