Talk:Privacy policy

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Allow people contributing pictures to conceal camera make and model for privacy reasons[edit]

When I uploaded some photos taken using my smartphone I didn’t realise that the wikiMedia website would display all the EXIF metadata from the camera. Please can you add a privacy feature to the user account to hide camera make and model information for my contributions Adrian816 (talk) 14:23, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

I think that's a technical question about removal of the EXIF metadata from your existing uploads, and about removing EXIF during your future uploads. Perhaps ask Commons:Village pump? --Gryllida 22:30, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
If your photo is displayed somewhere and you download it from there, the downloaded file has no EXIF metadata. The problem though is that without the metadata, there is no evidence that you're the photographer. Guido den Broeder (talk) 23:47, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
But metadata may be edited by a some easy ways, and this is not a evidence in the general case. --Kaganer (talk) 14:49, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Push for EU standards[edit]

There seems to be a wide push for USA companies to apply the standards of the GDPR worldwide, for all users: https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-facebook-ceo-privacy-exclusive/exclusive-facebook-ceo-stops-short-of-extending-european-privacy-globally-idUKKCN1HA2MN

The implications of GDPR may be unclear for our free software, but it would still be helpful if Wikimedia Foundation were ready to answer similar questions. --Nemo 06:06, 4 April 2018 (UTC)

Strongly agree. Unjustified expansion of application GDPR is a very dangerous and toxic initiative for free knowledge world (and primarily for Wikimedia Commons). It is very important that the WMF Legal Team investigate this topic and publish a special appeal and lead a public campaign against this expansion. @EHershenov (WMF) and TSebro (WMF): what your opinion about this issue? Maybe someone is already working on learning this?--Kaganer (talk) 15:35, 4 April 2018 (UTC)