[Mailman-Users] [Mailman-cabal] GDPR
gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net
Tue May 15 14:51:22 EDT 2018
On 05/15/2018 03:08 AM, Andrew Hodgson wrote:
> What do I redact or remove in this instance?
> - Personal details about the original poster and the event who had not
> consented to having their email posted to the mailing list;
I would likely have (presuming sufficient motivation):
1) Get mailman into a state that I can safely modify the archive.
2) Run a script (likely sed) to REDACT the contents.
sed -i$ticketID 's/phone number/REDACTED/g;s/Eventbright
3) Restarted Mailman and possibly web server serving the archive.
(Or otherwise flushed caches.)
I quite like "REDACTED" as it shows that there was something, and that
it was removed, but it does not show what that something was.
> In the end I removed the phone numbers, her personal address and the
> Eventbright links from all messages, including some messages from other
> people where they had re-echoed the Eventbright links as part of their
> conversation to help other people.
> She wasn't very happy,
I doubt there was much more that you could have done. She's free to be
upset. But she shouldn't be upset with you. You did her a favor that I
don't think you were strictly compelled to do.
> but worse is the person who forwarded it to the mailing list refused to
> understand what they had really done and believed they had the right to
> send the post anywhere as they believed it was in the public domain.
I don't know what to say there.
I feel like that's between her and the event owner / organizer.
> Just an example of the type of stuff that I may get asked to remove
> in future.
IMHO that is not unexpected, if not somewhat typical.
Grant. . . .
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