[Wolves] GDPR compliance

Richard Barker rtbarker2004 at gmail.com
Wed May 23 18:05:05 UTC 2018

At work we're as compliant as we know how to be, luckily we only really
deal with other limited companies though. I really feel for anyone that
deals with the general public. I know that some of our international
partners have the attitude "we're not an EU business, so we're doing
nothing." It'll be interesting to watch how that plays out.

One thing that has occurred to me is forums or anywhere that allows private
messages. If two users send private messages gossiping about a third user
and the third user files a GDPR request, are those PM's covered by it?

This whole GDPR thing seems very ripe for the law of unintended
consequences to me.

On Mon, 21 May 2018, 2:40 pm Peter Cannon via Wolves, <
wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:

> On 21/05/18 14:00, Richard Barker via Wolves wrote:
> > This is something I'd like some help clarifying. I've had emails from
> some
> > web sites I use essentially saying "if you don't respond, will assume
> > consent". I thought that wasn't good enough under GDPR, and you had to
> seek
> > active consent?
> That's not acceptable. I've seen lots doing that too and they are not
> compliant. It used to be that consent was inferred by the very fact you had
> (for example) the email address and the recipient had not unsubscribed "It
> must be OK, if they weren't happy they'd leave?" Actually, it's spammers
> that this legislation is aimed at. Don't fall for the cobblers that's going
> around that this is all to do with Facebook et al. This legislation has
> been in the pipeline for a good few years.
> I use PHPList here at work and the approach is both dangerous but
> effective. I sent out a campaign that 'unconfirmed' every one, the mailshot
> had the now familiar "Opt-In" choice which basically re-confirms
> recipients. This is good because you can demonstrate that you have adhered
> to the GDPR but it's bad for the likes of me as I suspect hundreds if not
> thousands have been inundated with these requests and now cannot be arsed
> to respond.
> If you're running a site with members (Like Wolves Lug) you could do worse
> than spend half an hour looking through this.
> https://baekdal.com/thoughts/inside-story-what-i-did-to-get-gdpr-compliant/
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