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

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Tue May 29 08:40:20 UTC 2018


On 25 May 2018, at 22:07, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> Since we're sitting on this for a bit, I'm curious as to what the concerns with the XSF offering anything that might be considered "legal advice" actually are.
> 
> I'm aware there's always been a lot of "IANAL" around on mailing lists, but I'm not even clear if that's just a bit of folk-legal or if it has any useful effect either way.
> 
> On the other hand, given that not only is the GDPR itself having implications beyond simply the EU, but the British Standards Institute seems to be leading a broad privacy standards effort at ISO, which they intend 
> 
> I think having detail of what server operators should consider when trying to align themselves with the GDPR is useful, and the XSF should be providing it.
> 
> If we have to kick around some weasel wording to avoid it being seen as definitive legal advice (which the XSF is unable to offer), then we should figure that out.

I don’t have an issue with the XSF offering advice, as long as Board determine that the advice is a) good and b) ok to give.

My concern with the protoXEP coming before Council is that Council (as a body - some individuals may be, at any given point) aren’t qualified to make either call.

/K

> 
> On 22 May 2018 at 18:19, Jonas Wielicki <jonas at wielicki.name> wrote:
> The XMPP Extensions Editor has received a proposal for a new XEP.
> 
> Title: Best practices for GDPR compliant deployment of XMPP
> Abstract:
> This informational XEP provides information on deploying XMPP in way
> that is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
> of the European Union.
> 
> URL: https://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/gdpr.html
> 
> The Council will decide in the next two weeks whether to accept this
> proposal as an official XEP.
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