Hi All,

I would like to direct your attention to a new blog post (available on Meta and the Wikimedia blog) about updating our current privacy policy.  Our privacy policy has not been updated since 2008, and we believe it is time to revisit the policy to ensure that it reflects where the Projects are today and where they have the potential to go in the future. 

It is important to us that the new policy reflects community values, so we are asking for Wikimedia community input throughout this process.  We would like to hear from you over the next month about the privacy issues that matter to you.  Once we have completed a draft of the new privacy policy (with the input we receive from you over the next month in mind), we will then open a lengthier community consultation period so that you have the opportunity to review the draft and provide more detailed feedback.

We ask you to read the blog post for more details and encourage you to participate in this important process.  We request that you leave your input on the Meta discussion page only, so that everyone is equally aware of the topics being discussed and has the opportunity to participate fully in the discussions that interest them.

Many thanks,

Michelle Paulson
Legal Counsel

Note: We expect to have translations of this announcement in the next couple of days.  We would like to ask the international Wikimedia community to help translate the blog posting and feedback page (which are almost the same) as well as people’s feedback given throughout the course of this consultation period. 

Michelle Paulson
Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
415.839.6885 ext. 6608 (Office)
415.882.0495 (Fax)

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