[Imc-uk-process] hiding personal details
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Mon Nov 29 16:57:05 PST 2004
also just hid a deported person's name upon request on contact list:
On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 23:54, Hamish Downer wrote:
> Hey folks
> The issue of personal details in newswire postings has come up again
> (302058). There has already been at least one debate with a proposal
> that was objected to (see bottom of email for links). It was suggested
> that we come back to it after the ESF. so
> I think most of us could agree that in a lot of cases we would want to
> hide personal details (address, phone number ...) posted to the
> newswire. But there may be same cases where it would not be
> So how might we phrase an editorial guideline that we can point to when
> hiding personal details without giving ourselves a strait jacket.
> Personal details posted by the person whose details they are is an
> obvious exception. If a direct or implied threat was also in the
> article, that might be the trigger to hide, but even that might not be
> enough. Would the threat have to be really serious (death/sexual
> assault) or just harassing phone calls? Names and addresses of
> What if it was your neighbour? What if it was a minister? What if it
> was a spam merchant? What if it was a womble (uncle bulgaria??)
> an obvious question is, how do we draft a guideline to hide some
> personal details, without it looking like we're saying 'we hide personal
> details unless we think the people _should_ be harrassed'
> Are there any legal requirements that may influence our decision.
> Should there be a default policy to respond to people who want their
> details removed?
> Should the guideline say that we will, in some circumstances, delete the
> details themselves from the article (bearing in mind the joy of the
> google archive).
> So can we come up with a wording?
> Earlier debate
> Proposal -
> Objections -
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