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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-24-2020, 09:29 AM - Thread Starter
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GDPR - Right to Erasure / Right to be Forgotten

Account deletion .

It seems that OCN does not employ such a methodology.
OCN will "anonymize" someone but leave their posts on the forums.
I am a bit confused by this approach as it is not 100 % GDPR compliant.

Following the guidelines of the regulation, once someone no longer wants to be part of this community, they have the right to ask the company to delete the personal data belonging to them. This includes posts and contributions reflecting their opinions. This is not a request for anonymity but the right to erasure which is part of GDPR.


Who can help me understand this process better and what is OCN's official position on the matter.


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Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaker View Post
Account deletion .

It seems that OCN does not employ such a methodology.
OCN will "anonymize" someone but leave their posts on the forums.
I am a bit confused by this approach as it is not 100 % GDPR compliant.

Following the guidelines of the regulation, once someone no longer wants to be part of this community, they have the right to ask the company to delete the personal data belonging to them. This includes posts and contributions reflecting their opinions. This is not a request for anonymity but the right to erasure which is part of GDPR.


Who can help me understand this process better and what is OCN's official position on the matter.


Thank you,
W.
Hey,

With respects to staying compliant with GDPR. We will of course comply with users who wish to have their personally identifiable information removed from the site. This is done by effectively sanitizing the account of information that can be used to identify said individual. We will remove names (change usernames),email address's and reset the password on the account. The obligation with respects to being GDPR compliant is to remove personally identifiable information. Content submitted to the site is not considered personally identifiable unless you have submitted your real name/email address or other information in the open forums that would allow someone to identify you, in those cases we would remove that content, but other than that the content will remain on the site but under an anonymized name.

It is worth mentioning that content submitted to the site while submitted by yourself is property of Overclock.net, so the right to erasure only goes so far on this site. Again, even if this policy did not exist on the site, companies are not required to remove any information that is considered ''neutral". The overall requirement is to remove personally identifiable content only, no more, no less.

Hopefully this clears things up a little.

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