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Re: GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )

by davies (Prior)
on May 17, 2018 at 11:35 UTC ( #1214727=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )

I made some suggestions long ago in Proposed EU law: right to be forgotten. GDPR is wider in scope than the proposal then, but I would expect the response needed to be roughly the same. GDPR covers mostly personally identifiable information and restricts the keeping and usage of it. If it has been released freely by the data subject, for example by using a real name like davies rather than a userid like BrowserUK, my understanding is that the data subject has the right to withdraw consent, but that, until then, all is well.

Regards,

John Davies

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Re^2: GDPR ( Global Data Protection Rights )
by trippledubs (Deacon) on May 17, 2018 at 12:20 UTC
    Ahh I had read that, but not lately. I don't think a pseudonym is the protection it once was, well it didn't work for JK Rowling or Stephen King. And JK Rowling was outed by an algorithm. Actually it happens here too, people post anonymously and are "outed", or at least accused of being someone else. BrowserUK has replied to an anonymous post to say, hey this wasn't me, because the style of writing was so similar. But the real identifying information is not the name you post under but your digital fingerprint, IP, browser, etc. So I don't see how rights are conveyed using a real name vs a handle.

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