[Foundation-l] Wikipedia tracks user behaviour via third party companies #2

Brian Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu
Sun Jun 7 17:15:52 UTC 2009

I'm going off of statements like this:

" I happen to be the one who have created the Hungarian checkuser policy,
which is, as far as I know, the strictest one in WMF projects, and it's no
joke, and I intend to follow it."

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 11:13 AM, Bence Damokos <bdamokos at gmail.com> wrote:

> This might be going off topic, and not really helpful in finding a solution
> (along the lines of wamping up WMF stats capabilities in the near future or
> reinstating the huwiki solution in a way accpetable to the WMF and the
> hu.wp
> community and possibly benefitting other communities, as well):
> On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 6:44 PM, Brian <Brian.Mingus at colorado.edu> wrote:
> > Just to be clear, it has been claimed in this thread that the CheckUser
> > right also gives those admins the right to collect additional data on
> users
> > and analyze it. I've just read the privacy policy and that is not true.
> >
> I believe there was no such claim, if anything, it was pointed out that
> setting up the stats engine didn't give access to information that was not
> accessible before by the Checkusers (even if logged), and that most fears
> of
> data being handled by the wrong hands are mitigated by the facts that the
> data was handled by a CheckUser (and thus a) a person already with access
> to
> said data and b) a person identified to the WMF and trusted by the
> community*).
> (*Not that I would want to introduce community trust into the argument,
> just
> pointing out the inherent properties of being a CU.)
> Best regards,
> Bence Damokos
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