[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: Best practices for GDPR compliant deployment of XMPP

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Wed May 23 16:13:32 UTC 2018

On 23 May 2018, at 15:08, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 5/23/18 7:11 AM, Winfried Tilanus wrote:
>> On 23-05-18 10:47, Kevin Smith wrote:
>>>> It's also expressly not legal advice(!)
>>> I’m not convinced that saying “this isn’t legal advice” while giving
>>> advice on how to interpret/comply with law actually makes it so :)
>> Yeah, showing a picture of a pipe and saying "this is not a pipe" never
>> works in court. That is why I put some other safety valves in there too,
>> like 'this is general' and 'this topic is still subject to debate'.
> We could recast the document as "privacy considerations for XMPP server
> operators" and at relevant points informationally cite the GDPR (as the
> most advanced regulation on the topic).

Yes, framing it differently might be an approach (I’m not immediately sure how that would look, but it sounds plausible).


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