[EuroPython] Publication of speakers' data on the web site

Alex Kavanagh alex.kavanagh at tinwood.com
Sat Apr 9 16:14:13 CEST 2011

On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Giovanni Bajo <rasky at develer.com> wrote:

> On sab, 2011-04-09 at 14:37 +0100, Alex Kavanagh wrote:
> > Um, more to the point, why do they *need* your date of birth? Surely,
> > if it's just to make sure you're 18 or over, there can be a tick box
> > saying 'please tick to indicate you're over 18'?  Or is there some
> > strange law I'm not aware of?
> It's written in the help popup of the field.
> Italian laws require us to do behave differently if we are dealing with
> minors that are between 14 and 18, and below 14. Plus you would need to
> explain whether you mean "over 14/18 today" or "over 14/18 at the
> conference". It seemed easier to us just to ask for a date field, in
> case *other* laws come up later in the game.
> It's clearly written that we will not publish this information. In fact,
> we have *striven* to require as little personal information as legally
> possible, throughout the whole website, both in the ticket purchase
> procedure and the speaker talk submission.

Ah, sounds good. Sorry for the noise. I guess it pushed my 'privacy button'.
 Apologies for over-reacting!

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