[Wikimedia-l] PRISM

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Mon Jun 10 17:05:44 UTC 2013

Forwarded to legal at wikimedia.org


> I think the key here is not to keep more information about users than
> necessary.
> Of course, there is the question of if the NSA asks for our checkuser
> data.
> I am relatively confident of WMF's honesty here. They have been pretty
> concerned about user privacy in general (I am sure that there is some WMF
> privacy mishap that happened at some point, but I am judging by my
> overall
> sense of the organization, make of it what you will.
> I think it would be a good idea for the WMF legal department to make a
> statement (which means I need to remember what mailing list legal is,
> it's
> not a burden but I am a lazy, lazy man)

We have occasionally made mistakes, but all checkuser requests are
logged; fishing expeditions are not allowed.


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