[Foundation-l] WMF resolution on access to non-public data passed

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Tue May 1 01:20:30 UTC 2007

On 4/30/07, Kat Walsh <kat at mindspillage.org> wrote:
> The Wikimedia Foundation has passed a resolution requiring all users
> with access to non-public data covered by the site's Privacy Policy to
> provide identification to the Foundation. This includes checkusers,
> oversights, stewards, and volunteers on OTRS. In addition, all users
> holding these positions must be 18 or older, and also of the age of
> majority in whichever jurisdiction they live in.
> To read the details of the resolution, please see:
> http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Resolution:Access_to_nonpublic_data
> A number of parties have trusted us with private, sensitive, or
> confidential information. Some of the handling of this information is
> delegated, by necessity, to certain trusted volunteers. In
> consideration of those who depend on us to behave responsibly, and the
> reasonable and commonly-accepted practices for handling private
> information, we wish to be able to say who is responsible for handling
> this information to ensure that volunteers can be held accountable for
> their own actions.
> Those affected by this resolution should contact Cary Bass, WMF
> volunteer coordinator, at cbass at wikimedia.org. We will also attempt to
> contact everyone individually who will need to do this; however,
> please spread this message to those in your communities.
> For the Wikimedia Foundation,
> Kat Walsh

Clarification query: Does this apply to the unblock-en-l volunteer
staff as well?

Thank you.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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