[Osmf-talk] OSMF Articles of Association - Discussion on Revision for 2013 AGM
bigfatfrog67 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 27 15:52:03 UTC 2013
On 19/04/2013 02:44, Oleksiy Muzalyev wrote:
> Good morning,
> I am sure everyone read this by now: "German privacy regulator orders
> Facebook to end its real name policy"
> I deleted my "Facebook" account for the same reason, because my real
> name is also stated on my bank card, on the real world ID card, etc.
> Real names harvesting, identity theft is a growing phenomenon. People
> sometimes have to go through pain of of changing their real names
> after an identity theft. It is life shattering experience.
> The list of real names should not be too readily available on-line.
> Obtaining a real name in proper context is already 50% of an identity
> thief's "work". I do not know how realistic is the danger for a mapper
> from "The Man" in a company or from some democrature regime, but the
> identity theft is a reality around us. It is multi-billion criminal
> There should be, in my opinion, at least some systematic barrier for
> accessing real names list on-line. For example, a member may request
> to see the list, and it is shown on a page, which does not allow an
> easy copy-paste. For example, a Flash, or an image page with real
> names in a format not too suitable for OCR (optical character
> recognition). And no access to real names via search.
> On 19.04.2013 1:55, Frederik Ramm wrote:
>> On 19.04.2013 00:35, Steve Coast wrote:
>>> Personally, for privacy reasons I disagree. My belief is that opt outs
>>> should exist in some way, for at least some data. For example,
>>> at major map companies may wish to keep their membership private from
>>> their employer.
>> That is a valid argument - some people might also want to keep their
>> membership private from the dictatorship they live in.
>> However I think that we have to weigh and balance goals here. What is
>> more important: Everyone's ability to convince themselves that
>> nothing fishy is going on (with the potential downside of some people
>> not being able to join for privacy reasons) - or everyone's right to
>> join (with the downside of much reduced transparency)?
>> I think that "if you want to remain anoymous, you can be a mapper but
>> not a member" is an acceptable price to pay for transparency.
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