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Data Protection Legislation

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brasty Mon 06-Nov-17 10:55:53

Does MN fully comply with data protection legislation?

cozietoesie Mon 06-Nov-17 21:40:51

I doubt that anyone fully complies with it - they don’t generally understand it.

kuniloofdooksa Mon 06-Nov-17 21:48:41

Well they don't have to actually comply with the new stuff until May 2018 anyway.

Plus of course they don't require you to provide your real personal information - it's not like airbnb where you have to upload photo ID. If you don't want to risk it you can always be janesmith357641197643.

brasty Mon 06-Nov-17 22:30:19

cozietoesio I would expect any firm above 1 or 2 employees to fully comply. And there is data protection legislation in place at the moment. I do want an answer from MN though.

Notanumberuser Tue 07-Nov-17 01:37:02

You need to ask them to evidence how they comply. For eg what standards of data security they use. What they store the information on. What procedures they have in place in case of a breach. Have they taken steps to comply with the GDPR.

brasty Tue 07-Nov-17 11:28:12

Is no one from MN going to answer this?

AshleySilver Tue 07-Nov-17 11:56:06

You asked a straightforward yes or no question. I doubt they are going to come back and say no our company does not comply with the law.

Their privacy policy is here

brasty Tue 07-Nov-17 11:58:40

AshleySilver And they have not said yes either, which I would have expected. I read allegations that MN does not follow data protection legislation, so I posted here expecting reassurance. The fact there is no answer, makes me think the allegations are true.

AshleySilver Tue 07-Nov-17 12:08:06

I would not assume that silence is an indication of anything one way or the other.

Maybe nobody in MNHQ has noticed this thread. Why don't you report your OP or email them to draw their attention to the thread and ask for a response.

AshleySilver Tue 07-Nov-17 12:08:54

What are they alleged to have done?

brasty Tue 07-Nov-17 12:10:51

I posted this in site stuff so they would see it. They are alleged not to follow data protection legislation in terms of how they collect data, secure it, use it, and who has access to it.

Goldenbug Tue 07-Nov-17 19:04:11

That'll be a no then.

WitchesHatRim Tue 07-Nov-17 19:13:51

I wouldn't necessarily believe everything you read on another site from an anonymous source. Which is probably where this stems from.

If you want MNHQ to respond maybe report your post to bring it their attention..

This all seems quite PA imo.

brasty Tue 07-Nov-17 23:40:38

Witches The recognised thing to do here if you have a query about the site, is to post it on site stuff. Nothing PA about that.

brasty Tue 07-Nov-17 23:41:41

Also I didn't just believe what I read. I read it and came here to ask a question. Not quoting what had been said notice. Simply asking a straightforward question.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-Nov-17 09:03:43

Thanks for bringing this up, brasty. Our terms of use are here. It covers data protection and we are compliant.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation coming into force in May 2018. Like lots of companies we’re busy working out what this means for us and have a working group in place to ensure we make any necessary changes to the way we handle data in good time.

If we need to change anything material that affects users we'll let you know.

Notanumberuser Fri 10-Nov-17 06:32:38

Justine. Can I just ask.

No part of the site may be distributed or copied for any commercial purpose without express approval. surely this means you can stop the daily fail? Or should at least try?

How does that terms of use sit with the fact that you allow users to upload photos? You don’t know that users hold the copyright to the photos they upload.

shhhfastasleep Fri 10-Nov-17 06:52:52

Copyright isn’t data protection. Data protection is only an issue when daily Fail filches stories if the daily Fail knows or works out the identity of the poster.
Even then there is a big fat get out in the current data protection act for journalism that it could have a good go at relying on.

shhhfastasleep Fri 10-Nov-17 06:54:22

MN should immediately pull any photos of children where they can be identified but that is a safeguarding matter more than a data protection matter.

Notanumberuser Fri 10-Nov-17 06:59:32

Sorry I didn’t copy the bit about copyright. It’s here

You agree that you will not submit any User Content protected by copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, or other intellectual property, personal, contractual, proprietary or other right owned by a third party without the express permission of the owner of the respective right.

There are loads of photos posted that users definitely don’t have the copyright of.

AshleySilver Fri 10-Nov-17 09:20:37

There are loads of photos posted that users definitely don’t have the copyright of

Of course there are. By making us agree not to submit them, MN are not responsible for the copyright infringement, the users who post them are. Though I imagine that if an infringement were brought to their attention, they would remove photos.

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