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

Guus der Kinderen guus.der.kinderen at gmail.com
Thu May 31 07:45:15 UTC 2018


>
>  I'm curious as to what the concerns with the XSF offering anything that
> might be considered "legal advice" actually are.
>

1. Liability.
2. Giving the wrong advice.

On Fri, 25 May 2018 at 23:08, 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.
>
> 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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