[Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Fwd: New Privacy Policy - Call for Community Input

Philippe Beaudette philippe at wikimedia.org
Wed Jun 19 19:51:31 UTC 2013

Forwarding an important message from WMF legal counsel Michelle Paulson.

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From: Michelle Paulson <mpaulson at wikimedia.org>
Date: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Subject: [Wikimedia-l] New Privacy Policy - Call for Community Input
To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org

Hi All,

I would like to direct your attention to a new blog post (available on
the Wikimedia
about updating our current privacy policy.  Our privacy policy has not been
updated since 2008, and we believe it is time to revisit the policy to
ensure that it reflects where the Projects are today and where they have
the potential to go in the future.

It is important to us that the new policy reflects community values, so we
are asking for Wikimedia community input throughout this process.  We would
like to hear from
the next month about the privacy issues that matter to you.  Once we
have completed a draft of the new privacy policy (with the input we receive
from you over the next month in mind), we will then open a lengthier
community consultation period so that you have the opportunity to review
the draft and provide more detailed feedback.

We ask you to read the blog post for more details and encourage you to
participate in this important process.  We request that you leave your
input on the Meta discussion
so that everyone is equally aware of the topics being discussed and
has the opportunity to participate fully in the discussions that interest

Many thanks,

Michelle Paulson
Legal Counsel

Note: We expect to have translations of this announcement in the next
couple of days.  We would like to ask the international Wikimedia community
to help translate the blog posting and feedback page (which are almost the
same) as well as people’s feedback given throughout the course of this
consultation period.

Michelle Paulson
Legal Counsel
Wikimedia Foundation
149 New Montgomery Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
mpaulson at wikimedia.org
415.839.6885 ext. 6608 (Office)
415.882.0495 (Fax)

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