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Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah mailing-lists and GDPR

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [Savannah-users] Savannah mailing-lists and GDPR
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:02:00 -0600
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Uwe Scholz wrote:
> First, let me emphasize that I am not a lawyer and I am not sure if
> the Savannah organization falls under the GDPR regulations. But as the
> servers store also data of European citizens, I am relatively sure that
> this _is_ the case. Other thoughts are welcome. See below for my other
> comments.

I am not a lawyer either.  But I don't see how your questions about
the mailing lists can apply to Savannah.  Mainly because the mailing
lists are quite separate from Savannah.  The mailing lists are not
operated on the Savannah servers.  Savannah is really only
peripherally involved with mailing lists at all.  One can from the
Savannah web administration panel for your project cause a mailing
list on the mailing list servers to be created for your project.
That's it.  And of course the Savannah project itself uses mailing
lists itself for its own project discussion.  Like this one.

If you have problems subscribing or unsubscribing then the volunteer
mailing list admins can help you with those problems.  But if you have
questions of policy then you should address those questions to the FSF
directly.  They are the ones that set policy.

But from a practical standpoint I suggest that trying to suppress
information always calls attention to it creating the opposite effect
from the one you want.  This is known as The Streisand Effect.  You
can read about the phenomenon here.

This was very well described by Jon Oliver in his satirical news
show Last Week Tonight from May 2014.

  Right To Be Forgotten: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Also remember that public mailing lists have the purpose of
distributing information to the public.  Some have thousands of
subscribers.  Subscribers include many public archive sites.  It is
impossible by reason of practicality to reach out silently to all of
them and ask thousands of individuals and archive sites to delete
history.  Trying to do so will create a lot of new history that would
itself need to be deleted.

My best advice is to let sleeping dogs lie and do nothing.


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