Deleting private records

by teel 4 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • teel

    I just had a weird thought. In my country there's a law (I think some similar exists in most countries) that any organization, society, entity can only keep record of private nature about a person / entity if he/she/it gives its explicit consent to do so, and that consent can be revoked at any time by the person. So whenever I participate in a product related raffle for example, there is always a legalese text asking whether I give my consent that the data given by me to be stored by the company and used for further promotional offers - agreeing is not necessary for the participation in the raffle. (Here is an interresting point about how far WTS follows the law, we were taught how to code and keep records about people in field ministry, so that it can't be challenged before the law).

    So to abide by this law every baptised JW has to sign a similar paper, allowing the WTS to store information about them. Now, according to law I can ask them at any time to stop keeping the record and destroy any available records. Of course, as pointed out above, they will simply find some loophole... However this should not be a DF offense (I don't remember the Bible saying that not giving your personal info to anyone is a sin), yet I wonder how would the elders react

    Edit: On second thought I think the respons would simply be that I am breaking the legal bond between myself and the organization, and like with divorce, that breaking means I have just DAd myself. Oh wel... for a second I thought I had an idea to stir up trouble...

  • alanv

    It certainly would not work with those of us that are quietly fading. As soon as you spoke about this imfo. to an elder he would probably ask how you feel about the org. now. If we then tell him it leaves us wide open to be dissfellowshipped. Not good if you still have family in the org.

  • WTWizard

    Those cockroaches don't respect the law or common sense. They are in fact trying to create their own laws, and would plunge the whole world into the Second Dark Ages (where their laws would be binding on everyone in the world) if they got half a chance to.

  • OnTheWayOut

    I am confident that an announcement would be made that you are "no longer one of Jehovah's Witnesses" if such a request was honored. I am confident that they could keep a file with just your name on it and a date when they announced you are no longer on of their collective.

    DA/DF/records destroyed- all that matters is that they would shun you.

  • trueblue

    JW's are from medievil days a bunch of witch hunters, and I never did give them permission to collect, save, or share informtion about me, and follow me to other cities.

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