[OSM-dev] Any tile statistics (unique visitors)

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Sun Dec 7 13:53:55 GMT 2008

Stefan de Konink wrote:
> Jochen Topf wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 07, 2008 at 01:36:05AM +0100, Stefan de Konink wrote:
>>> Tom Hughes wrote:
>>>> If what you're asking is why we don't just give anybody who asks root 
>>>> access to the web server then I hope that would answer itself.
>>> Read-rights on my logs are available to anyone :)
>> I hope you have properly anonymized them beforehand! Even anonymized,
>> the logs of a tile server are problematic in a privacy sense. You can
>> probably identify some individuals from the session data.
> In The Netherlands 'personal data' is extremely well defined. And I can 
> tell you, an IP address is definitely *not* one of them.

Well in the UK anything which can identify an individual counts as 
personal data, and at least some IP addresses can do that - mine can for 
a start as whois on my addresses will give you my name and address.

> Never the less, I expect from any users that do aggregation task they 
> care about aggregation results not about raw data :)

I understand that, but your were suggesting releasing the raw logs as a 
way for people to be able to produce such summaries.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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