GDPR - Marriage box needed

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GDPR - Marriage box needed

Postby TobiasD » Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:53 am


I have an ethical/legal problem with marriage records in Sweden. We have a member in our branch who is married but her husband is not a member. According to Swedish and now European computer integrity laws, we're not allowed to store personal information on him without his consent. He has not been asked and we believe he wouldn't take it well, so the member is recorded as not married in the MLS right now.

What I would wish is the functionality of having a box with the label "married". By clicking there, no further information is needed, but the member can be recognized as being married. Or perhaps a box for "non-member" so that you don't have to fill in all the personal information. I will not be able to label her as married until that functionality is available.

What do you think? Is that something that could be developed? Anyone else having the same issue?

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Re: GDPR - Marriage box needed

Postby russellhltn » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:51 am

This forum is primarily user-to-user support. We don't have a voice in the features.

Here is the Church Data Privacy Statement—Sweden which includes a contact in case you have any concerns. I'd suggest contacting them with your suggestion.
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Re: GDPR - Marriage box needed

Postby sbradshaw » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:25 pm

Which fields are required when you record a marriage? Could you just put in "Husband" or "Brother [last name, based on wife's name]" as the name of the husband?
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