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Old 11-02-2009, 08:33 AM   #1
Howard Allen
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A club I belong to maintains a website with general information for club members and potentially interested members of the general public. A page on the site includes a PDF "sample" issue of one of our club newsletters from 2005, just to give people an idea of what the newsletter is all about.

Today, we received a request from someone whose contact information (name, phone number, email address) was published in the newletter, asking us to remove the sample newsletter from our web page, as he did not want to be contacted. (His contact info was included in a brief notice for a third-party organization, to which he no longer belongs; it appears he's now on the outs with this organization and resents being reminded of it).

As far as I'm concerned, this request is way off base. The internet is chock-full of archived material that contains all kinds of contact information, some of which may be decades old!

In my view, this guy consented to have his contact info published originally, so it's his tough luck if people see it and try to contact him years later; I don't see that we have any responsibility to protect his (or anyone else's) contact information if he consented to it being disseminated in the first place. Any other opinions? I'm pretty sure a lawyer would laugh him out of the office, but it's an interesting issue these days, with all the "privacy" legislation that's been passed in recent years.


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