In the privacy update email sent out today, I was informed:

We've noticed that you're profile is currently designated as public, but has at least one field marked private. In order to be sure your privacy is protected, we will be marking yours and all other profiles that are using this feature as private by Friday, July 6th. If you'd prefer to keep your profile public, you can designate it as such by editing your profile and either:

Uncheck any individual fields currently marked as private
Delete any information in fields you have marked as private

After reviewing my profile, I cannot find the per-field privacy settings. Can someone point me at where these controls are?

EDIT: When we last left our heroes... it appears that there is no correct resolution here; no one I've encountered had a clear explanation, and the problems resolved for everyone I know by simply re-publishing.

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    The same applies to me. I hid my gravatar and some tags I felt were not relevant. But I didn't find anything marked as “private”.
    – svick
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 15:53

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I found a link called "customize public view" under the "public view" link in the right sidebar, but all of the checkboxes are disabled, so I can't make fields public.

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    Same here. I have no data in the "Background" field, and its checkbox is empty. The rest of them are checked, but all (checked and unchecked) are disabled. Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 15:57
  • +1 good answer. That's exactly what I needed to see. Also you are correct about them being disabled, that should be a bug (in a separate question)? In my opinion, they shouldn't allow making anything else private, but they should allow private things to be made publich.
    – McKay
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 16:26
  • I've added a screenshot from my careers page.
    – Dan J
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 16:34
  • meta.stackexchange.com/questions/136240/… Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 16:43
  • This is right. The bug that won't allow you to edit your custom public settings has been fixed: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/136240/…
    – Will Cole
    Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 19:02

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