[Members] GDPR & XSF 10 - Minutes

Travis Burtrum travis at burtrum.org
Fri May 4 12:59:15 UTC 2018

On 05/04/2018 05:02 AM, Winfried Tilanus wrote:
> On 30-04-18 13:52, Maxime Buquet wrote:

> Message Archive Management (MAM) is not obvious a service when signing
> up with a jabber server. So it can not be covered by the same legal
> ground for processing, it should be off by default and the user should
> turn it on manually. The ground for processing is here article 9.1a.
> Q. by Winfried: is this indeed 6.1a or a second 6.1b? By requesting the
> archiving service, the user has second(ary) service he wants to perform.
> Art. 6.1a is problematic, because it brings in the permission question
> as described in art 7.

MAM is an integral requirement to modern messaging, suggesting it be off
by default and a manual opt-in is actively harmful to a good user
experience.  Why can't this just be in the terms of service the user
agrees to on signup?  Something like 'This server supports MAM which
stores your messages on the server, your client is able to turn this off' ?


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