Talk:Access to nonpublic personal data policy/Archives/2018

Reference to the authentic text of this document

Hi. I miss, like it happens with other Foundation policies, a mention about the "authentic language" of this document. In this case the authentic text of this document is the one written in English, and differences between the English text and its translations should be solved in favor of the English version. As such a note like in the wmf:Terms of Use (In the event of any differences in meaning between the original English version and a translation, the original English version takes precedence.) could be added, just in case. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:16, 27 November 2018 (UTC)

Sets of nonpublic personal data

This policy targets nonpublic personal data from OTRS, CheckUser, email response teams like ArbComs, and possibly other sets. This is written as a broad policy.

Some weirdness has crept into the wiki community without documentation. At some point in the past WMF staffers permitted the registration of Wikimedia user groups to be a nonpublic personal data issue. I am not sure why this happened or if the staffers were even conscious of what they were doing. AffCom was a part of this but seemingly acting at the behest of staff.

Over at Wikimedia Foundation bylaws/December 2018 - Affiliate-selected trustees, term limits, and diversity there is the proposal that user groups should get some powerful voting rights. That could be okay, but if that were so, I wish that the registration and governance of user groups would shift from being nonpublic personal data to being on-wiki in the usual way. The implication is the new power to user groups would give voting rights to individuals who would vote behind this nonpublic personal data policy, instead of making themselves known as Wikimedia account users. In all previous Wikimedia elections most votes come from people with Wikimedia accounts, sometimes from IP users, and never from people who were neither account holders or IP editors. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:01, 11 December 2018 (UTC)

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