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

effe iets anders effeietsanders at gmail.com
Tue May 1 21:38:29 UTC 2007

Another, maybe not *that* important, question might be: Will the
foundation be willing to remove the information out of the records if
the person resigns from the positions? Not that I care a very lot
about it, but I am somehow curious anyway :)


2007/5/1, Matthew Brown <morven op gmail.com>:
> Thanks for your answers, Brad, and I appreciate that you can only
> speak for the situation before your leaving.
> A lot of what I'm getting at, I guess, is wondering how seriously the
> privacy policy will be enforced and whether this information will be
> common knowledge in the office (and thus easily accidentally
> disclosed) or whether it will be checked by someone and then placed
> somewhere secure and not generally known by everyone who works in the
> office.
> My concerns are also that security breaches may be swept under the
> carpet, and ignored or denied as the easier option.
> Thank you for the clarification as to Florida law and the likely
> policy the Foundation would follow if they received a legal request
> for the information.  While I realize that the Foundation may not be
> in the position of an iron-clad guarantee about anything, I would hope
> at least that the correct procedure to follow will be decided upon in
> advance and that the standard procedure include notifying the subject
> of any subpoena/investigation/discovery if that is possible.
> I know under certain circumstances such a notification is prohibited
> and that the Foundation may not be able to contact someone, but my
> concern is that if what to do in that circumstance is not considered
> in advance, policy may be made up on-the-fly in a panic and my
> experience is that poor decisions are sometimes made in such
> circumstances.
> As I said, my own identity is by no means considered a secret, though
> my real name is sufficiently frequent that it's not enough to obtain
> positive identification.  I'm asking more out of a feeling that some
> of these things need to be raised in advance of problems.
> Thanks,
> -Matt
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