[OSM-talk] Potlatch and the destruction of good work (N6 Ireland)

Jon Bright jon at siliconcircus.com
Thu Aug 9 14:56:47 BST 2007

Hi Tom,

Tom Hughes wrote:
> In message <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708091443430.20719 at einer.uio.no>
>         Håkon Enger <hakon.enger at fys.uio.no> wrote:
>> E-mail address. So a uid given to the user by OSM would not be covered
>> by this law, and we can do whatever we want with it. Or is this an
>> incorrect interpretation?
> It has to be personally identifiable information, so it rather depends
> on what people have entered as their display name - there are certainly
> some people that have used their email address, which can certainly
> count as personally identifiable information in at least some cases.

I think Håkon was suggesting using the integer ID of that user's row in 
the database - which then shouldn't be identifiable information, but 
should be consistent enough to see if you're dealing with just one user 
or several...

Jon Bright
Silicon Circus Ltd.

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