Training modules/dashboard/slides/30109-role-specific-information-oversight

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Role-specific information: oversight policy[edit]

Also known as the suppression policy, the oversight policy applies to users with access to the oversight feature. This feature is mostly limited to oversighters, stewards, and WMF staff.

The oversight feature may be used in four specific cases. One of these cases is relevant to user privacy: when the feature is used to suppress nonpublic PI from the projects.

Suppressed information, including nonpublic PI, remains visible to functionaries with access to the oversight feature. Functionaries subject to the oversight policy may also encounter nonpublic PI via requests for suppression, which may be made via IRC or email.

Consistent with the access to nonpublic information policy and confidentiality agreement, nonpublic PI that has been obtained by a user with access to the oversight feature should not be shared with anybody unless a valid exception applies.