I see a few problems with privacy even when the names
and data of living persons are hidden.
Firstly, with all the dates of the recently deceased along
with the places, one could track down a person through
Secondly, if one clicks on Marriage for a deceased man,
for example, his spouse's name comes up, thus exposing
her maiden name and address.
Thirdly, blocking out a whole living family with the
exception of a recently deceased child and giving a date
and place rather defeats the whole purpose.
What I would like to see is a practice followed by
organizations such as the Ontario Genealogical Society,
which many serious working genealogists adhere to:
1) as of this 2004, no people shown with births after
2) no people shown with marriages after 1924, and
3) no people shown with deaths after 1934.
Simply hiding certain facts or names of living people
does not go far enough.