[Standards] XEP-0283 Moved - Security and Usability

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Mar 12 17:14:11 UTC 2018

On 12 March 2018 at 14:44, Jonas Wielicki <jonas at wielicki.name> wrote:
> On Freitag, 9. März 2018 18:16:25 CET Sam Whited wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 9, 2018, at 10:53, Georg Lukas wrote:
>> > as part of Easy XMPP I wanted to have a way to completely migrate from
>> > one account to another, or to be able to move a subset of your contacts
>> > to another (local) JID.
>> What is the use case you're trying to address here? And who do you expect to
>> use this feature? It doesn't seem like something that's broadly useful or
>> that would make normal users lives easier in any significant way.
> IANAL, but it might actually be a mandatory (or at least strongly suggested)
> feature for entities offering services within the EU due to the EU-GPDR. See
> Article 20 <https://gdpr-info.eu/art-20-gdpr/>:
>> In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to paragraph 1,
>> the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted
>> directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

I'm massively simplifying here, but I think it only becomes
technically feasible if we make it technically feasible. In other
words, this isn't a GDPR requirement on XMPP servers unless and until
a specification to allow it is written.

> Aside from that, Georgs arguments for "servers which become unmaintained" are
> very sound.
> kind regards,
> Jonas
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