If the birthdate was in an obituary, I wouldn't hestitate using it. Otherwise I'd get the permission of the person, if I could contact them.
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From: "A. Ralph Papakhian" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2008 3:39 pm
Subject: privacy of birth dates (was: Consulting the Collective wisdom (Levity))
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> i have wondered about the presumed privacy of birth date information.
> does anyone know for sure (as in citing chapter and verse of some law)?
> many newspapers regularly report birth information as a matter of record,
> --ralph p.
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