I'd say Phorm could technically be seen as in violation of the WMF privacy policy - which I assume WMUK has adopted for their own use.

It'd delight me to see all chapters plus the WMF ensure they're opted out, just to say 'no' to cooperating with a surveillence scheme for advertising. I'd also say a release was needed on the issue.

Anyone from chapcom here who wants to chip in and say how the others would go? even if purely symbolic, I'd even opt out wikipedia.de - and then hit the press with it. if all the WMF sites opt out too then that is newsworthy enough for a press release.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Wikimediauk-l] Phorm opt-out for wikimedia.org.uk?
From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, April 28, 2009 3:02 pm
To: wikimediauk-l@lists.wikimedia.org

2009/4/28 Andrew Turvey <andrewrturvey@googlemail.com>:

> When the Board discussed it last we said we'd wait until WMF decided - but
> the feeling was in favour of opting out.
> I've added it to http://uk.wikimedia.org/wiki/Meetings/2009-05-05/Agenda
> Let me know if you think it needs to be dealt with before then.

I'd say ask internal-l :-)

- d.

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