GDPR and Canadian Political folks

+12 votes
132 views
I'm so confused ... I know, my normal state!!

So, with the GDPR updates and hiding living people ... what should we do with the lists of political folks?  I know this goes beyond the Canadian History Project but that's where I do stuff.

So, now, folks can't see profiles for the recent living elected officials.  For example, the Premiers of Alberta (https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Premiers_of_Alberta) ... all those profiles have links to the successor and preceded by (are those words? lol)  I can see them, as I'm the manager, but, should I add some type of Canadian History manager tag so that project members can look at those profiles ... I don't think that Canadian History e-mail exists yet ... or should I just let these folks rot in never never land ...

I'm so confused ...
in The Tree House by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
I hope that over time the privacy restrictions can be moderated. At the moment, the implications of GDPR aren't clear, and WikiTree is trying to err on the side of caution.

It's weird, if I look up, say, Emanuel Macron, or Angela Merkel on Wikipedia, they show up just fine. I assume Wikipedia is under the same constraints WikiTree is under, with the GDPR. Maybe a rule of thumb should be, if you can link a wikidata id with a Wikitree profile, they can stay open?

2 Answers

+5 votes
More official guidance would be helpful on GDPR and notables but I can't help there. As to "successor" and "preceded by", the terms exists as words. Usually "successor" is paired with "predecessor" as opposite nouns. Successor is essentially "person (object) succeeded by" and predecessor means "person preceded by."  Which you use depends on which part of speech you want.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
+2 votes

The profiles for these individuals have the Project Protection banner, so they should be under a project's management (as sole or co-manager) and display the Project Box template..

That may what you mean by "should I add some type of Canadian History manager tag so that project members can look at those profiles," Bob.

Here is the Canadian History Project link so you can review the requirements.

If they don't fit in that project, they would probably fit the Notables Project.

by Lindy Jones G2G6 Pilot (217k points)

Related questions

+10 votes
1 answer
77 views asked May 17, 2018 in The Tree House by Bob Jewett G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+10 votes
3 answers
190 views asked May 14, 2018 in Policy and Style by Gerard Ockerse G2G Crew (630 points)
+5 votes
1 answer
+5 votes
1 answer
110 views asked May 7, 2018 in Policy and Style by Peter Roberts G2G6 Pilot (559k points)
+2 votes
2 answers
194 views asked Sep 26, 2018 in The Tree House by Chris Orme G2G6 Mach 1 (13.8k points)
+4 votes
3 answers
397 views asked Sep 21, 2018 in Policy and Style by Jack Day G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
+3 votes
1 answer
+22 votes
8 answers
1.2k views asked Jun 10, 2018 in Policy and Style by Robin Lee G2G6 Pilot (707k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright

...