[Wikimedia-l] New access to non-public information policy, re-ID requirements and data retention
Tomasz W. Kozlowski
tomasz at twkozlowski.net
Mon Oct 14 19:11:49 UTC 2013
I would like to bring your attention to yet another discussion that's
the related access to non-public information policy.
I'm personally more interested in the draft access to non-public
information policy, which influences my daily work as an oversighter on
Commons, and also the not-so-regular work as an OTRS agent.
It seems that the Wikimedia Foundation is planning to require users with
access to non-public information to re-identify to them, this time with
the intention to retain copies of the submitted IDs, for as long as
those users have access to such information, and additional three years.
We already went through a similar discussion two and a half years ago,
when the WMF planned to make all OTRS agents re-identify to them by
sending a copy (or a scan) of their ID to a secure e-mail address (or by
using another option provided).
This time, the new requirements are going to concern /all/ users with
access to non-public information (such as OTRS agents, checkusers,
oversighters, and stewards), and their IDs are planned to be kept by the
Foundation, something which was never required before.
The discussion is taking place at
and I invite every interested person (with a special invitation to
people holding advanced user rights on any Wikimedia wiki) to take an
active part in it.
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