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Victory in Italy: Court rules Wikipedia “a service based on the freedom of the users”

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Update: We received notification on 23 July 2014 that the same court has rejected the Angeluccis’ claims against Wikimedia Italia and has awarded the chapter €17,000 in expenses. The court further ruled that Wikimedia Italia has no corporate relationship with the Wikimedia Foundation, nor does it own or manage the Wikimedia sites. We congratulate Wikimedia Italia on this well-earned victory.

Last week, the Wikimedia community obtained a resounding victory in Italian court. For more than four years, the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Italia [1] had been involved in a lawsuit initiated by Italian politician Antonio Angelucci and his son, Giampaolo. The Angeluccis were seeking €20,000,000 from the Wikimedia Foundation over allegedly defamatory statements appearing on two Italian-language Wikipedia pages.

The Roman Civil Tribunal handed down its ruling [in Italian] on 9 July, 2014 with respect to the Wikimedia Foundation, dismissing the lawsuit and declaring that the Foundation is not legally responsible for content that users freely upload onto the Wikimedia projects. The victory, however, runs deeper than the case at hand. The judgment is the first full consideration of Wikimedia’s standing in Italy,[2] and the ruling itself paves the way for more robust free speech protections on the Internet under Italian law.

The Angeluccis argued that the Wikipedia pages for Antonio Angelucci and for the Italian-language newspaper Il Riformista contained false statements that supposedly harmed their reputations according to their claims. Generally, the European Union’s E-Commerce Directive limits the liability of hosting providers for content that users upload; however, the Angeluccis asserted that Wikimedia Foundation’s activities were more akin to a content provider and that no exemption of liability according to the Directive would apply or at least Wikipedia should be deemed as an “online journal” and thus the Foundation should be liable under the stricter standards that apply to the Italian press.

The Italian court rejected this argument, stating that while the Directive does not directly apply to the Wikimedia Foundation as a non-EU-based organization, the basic principles of the Directive apply. In compliance with such principles, Wikimedia must be recognized to be a hosting provider, as opposed to a content provider, and thus it can be liable for user generated content only if it gets explicit notice of illicit information by the competent authority and fails to remove it.

The court stated that Wikipedia “offers a service which is based on the freedom of the users to draft the various pages of the encyclopedia; it is such freedom that excludes any [obligation to guarantee the absence of offensive content on its sites] and which finds its balance in the possibility for anybody to modify contents and ask for their removal.” The court went on to state that the Foundation was very clear in its disclaimers about its neutral role in the creation and maintenance of content, further noting that anyone, even the Angeluccis themselves, could have modified the articles in question.

Lively discussions and even disagreements about content are a natural outgrowth of creating the world’s largest free encyclopedia. However, the vast majority of these editorial debates can be and are resolved every day through processes established and run by dedicated members of the Wikimedia community. We strongly encourage those who have concerns about content on the Wikimedia projects to explore these community procedures rather than resorting to litigation.

Attempts to impose liability upon neutral hosting platforms — our modern day public forums — threaten the very existence of those platforms, and stifle innovation and free speech along the way. When the need arises, the Wikimedia Foundation will not hesitate to defend the world’s largest repository of human knowledge against those who challenge the Wikimedia community’s right to speak, create, and share freely.[3]

Michelle Paulson, Legal Counsel

Geoff Brigham, General Counsel

The Wikimedia Foundation would like to express its immense appreciation towards the incredibly talented attorneys at Hogan Lovells, who represented the Foundation in this matter, particularly Marco Berliri, Marta Staccioli, and Massimiliano Masnada. Special thanks also goes to Joseph Jung (Legal Intern), who assisted with this blog post.

Note: While this decision represents important progress towards protecting hosting providers like the Wikimedia Foundation, it is equally important to remember that every individual is legally responsible for his or her actions both online and off. For your own protection, you should exercise caution and avoid contributing any content to the Wikimedia projects that may result in criminal or civil liability under the laws of the United States or any country that may claim jurisdiction over you. For more information, please see our Terms of Use and Legal Policies.


Wikimedia Foundation offers assistance to Wikipedia editors named in U.S. defamation suit

Since posting, we have learned that Mr. Barry’s attorney has requested to withdraw their complaint without prejudice and their request has been granted by the court. Mr. Barry’s attorney has further indicated that Mr. Barry intends to file an amended complaint some unspecified time in the future.

Wikipedia’s content is not the work of one, ten, or even a thousand people. The information on Wikipedia is the combined product of contributions made by hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. By volunteering their time and knowledge, these people have helped build Wikipedia into a project that provides information to millions every day.

With many different voices come many different perspectives. Resolving them requires open editorial debate and collaboration with and among the volunteer community of editors and writers. Disagreements about content are settled through this approach on a daily basis. On extremely rare occasions, editorial disputes escalate to litigation.

This past month, four users of English Wikipedia were targeted in a defamation lawsuit brought by Canadian-born musician, businessman, and philanthropist Yank Barry. In the complaint, Mr. Barry claims that the editors, along with 50 unnamed users, have acted in conspiracy to harm his reputation by posting false and damaging statements onto Wikipedia concerning many facets of his life, including his business, philanthropy, music career, and legal history.

However, the specific statements Mr. Barry apparently finds objectionable are on the article’s talk page, rather than in the article itself. The editors included in the lawsuit were named because of their involvement in discussions focused on maintaining the quality of the article, specifically addressing whether certain contentious material was well-sourced enough to be included, and whether inclusion of the material would conform with Wikipedia’s policies on biographies of living persons.

A talk page is not an article. It is not immediately available to the readers of the encyclopedia. Its purpose is not to provide information, but a forum for discussion and editorial review. If users are unable to discuss improvements to an article without fear of legal action, they will be discouraged from partaking in discussion at all. While some individuals may find questions about their past disagreeable and even uncomfortable, discussions about these topics are necessary for establishing accurate and up-to-date information. Without discussion, articles will not improve.

In our opinion, this lawsuit is an effort to try and chill free speech on the Wikimedia projects. Since Wikipedia editors do not carve out facts based on bias or promotion this lawsuit is rooted in a deep misinterpretation of the free-form truth-seeking conversations and analysis that is part of the editorial review process that establishes validity and accuracy of historical and biographical information. As such, we have offered the four named users assistance through our Defense of Contributors policy. Three of the users have accepted our offer and obtained representation through the Cooley law firm. We thank Cooley for its assistance in the vigorous representation of our users. The fourth user is being represented by the California Anti-SLAPP Project and is working closely with the Wikimedia Foundation and Cooley.

Lawsuits against Wikipedia editors are extremely rare — we do not know of of any prior cases where a user has been sued for commenting on a talk page. The Wikipedia community has established a number of dispute resolution procedures and venues to discuss content issues that are available for anyone to use. Most content disputes are resolved through these processes. We are unaware of Mr. Barry taking advantage of these processes to work directly with the editors involved in this lawsuit or the greater Wikipedia community to address these issues.

Wikipedia’s mission is to provide the world with the sum of all human information for free and we will always strongly defend its volunteer editors and their right to free speech.

Michelle Paulson, Legal Counsel

Wikimedia Statement on Copyright Changes in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Potential members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.      Currently in negotiations      Announced interest in joining      Potential future members

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation supports the Fair Deal coalition in voicing opposition to certain provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement that is being secretly negotiated by 12 countries. We have signed onto two letters that focus on two proposals that would be particularly harmful to the Wikimedia movement. The first proposal would extend copyright terms well beyond previously-agreed periods, and the other would expand liability for Internet service providers beyond the standards set out in the U.S. Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) or in other countries’ copyright laws. As a host of other organizations and technology innovators have pointed out, these proposals have dangerous implications for free knowledge, online privacy, and freedom of expression. The Wikimedia Foundation is particularly compelled to act because these proposals threaten our mission of distributing free and public domain content to all people.

The first provision in question seeks to extend the copyright term in signatory countries far beyond what is required by previous international agreements such as the Berne Convention or the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). The TPP would extend copyright terms from the lifetime of the creator plus 50 years to lifetime plus 70 years. On average, this means that a work could only enter the public domain after almost 140 years. Although proponents of copyright term extension commonly argue that such restrictive monopoly rights provide an incentive for creators to generate material, economists and legal scholars have found that the benefits of such term extensions accrue overwhelmingly to copyright holding companies rather than to the artists themselves. Extended copyright terms also result in works becoming unavailable altogether – or “orphaned” – because the copyright owner cannot be contacted or is uninterested in commercializing their work. This erosion of the public domain would weaken Wikipedia and all Wikimedia projects that build on a rich public domain.


Making a change to our Terms of Use: Requirements for disclosure


Today, we’re making an important change to our Terms of Use. This change will clarify and strengthen the prohibition against concealing paid editing on all Wikimedia projects.

Half a billion people use Wikipedia every month as their source of knowledge. Wikipedia’s community editors work tirelessly at maintaining the accuracy, transparency, and objectivity of the articles, which requires identifying conflicts of interests and removing bias. Editing-for-pay can be a source of such bias, particularly when the edits are promotional in nature, or in the interest of a paying client. The Wikimedia Foundation is committed to continuing to support the Wikipedia community’s efforts to keep articles free of promotional content.

What’s changing?

This change adds a new subsection to Section 4, Refraining from Certain Activities, on “Paid Contributions without Disclosure.” The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has issued a letter explaining the change. We have also prepared an FAQ that helps explain how the change applies in specific instances. We encourage you to read the full update, letter, and FAQ, but the most important points are:

  • If you edit as a volunteer and for fun, nothing changes. Please keep editing! You’re part of an amazing community of volunteers contributing to an unprecedented resource of free information available to the whole world.
  • If you are employed by a gallery, library, archive, museum (GLAM), or similar institution that may pay employees to make good faith contributions in your area of expertise and not about your institution, you are also welcome to edit! The FAQ provides more guidance on when you should provide disclosure.
  • If you are paid to edit, you will need to disclose your paid editing to comply with the new Terms of Use. You need to add your affiliation to your edit summary, user page, or talk page, to fairly disclose your perspective. You’ll want to read the FAQ to learn more.
  • If you are paid to edit, other rules beyond the Terms of Use may also apply. Specific policies on individual Wikimedia projects, or relevant laws in your country (such as those prohibiting fraudulent advertising), may require further disclosure or prohibit paid advocacy editing altogether. Details on the legal issues and risk associated with undisclosed paid advocacy editing may be found in this FAQ.
  • Individual Wikimedia projects may discuss and implement alternative disclosure policies appropriate to their particular needs, as explained at greater length in the FAQ.

Why are we making a change?

As explained in October of 2013, we believe that undisclosed paid advocacy editing is a black hat practice that can threaten the trust of Wikimedia’s volunteers and readers. We have serious concerns about the way that such editing affects the neutrality and reliability of Wikipedia.

The change to the Terms of Use will address these concerns in a variety of ways. First, it will help educate and explain to good-faith editors how they may continue to edit in the spirit of the movement and mission, through simple disclosure of their affiliation. Second, it will empower the community to address the issue of paid editing in an informed way by helping identify edits that should receive additional scrutiny. Finally, it will provide an additional tool to the community and Foundation to enforce existing rules about conflicts of interest and paid editing.

How did we make the change?

The Terms of Use sets out rules for how nearly half a billion monthly users engage with Wikipedia and the other Wikimedia projects. The current Terms of Use are the result of an extensive community collaboration in 2011.

We periodically review the Terms to ensure they are responsive to changes in the law and on the Wikimedia projects. To address community and Board concerns about paid editing, the Foundation proposed an amendment to the existing Terms of Use in February of this year. The Terms of Use already prohibited “deceptive activities,” such as misrepresentation, impersonation, and fraud. The original proposal was intended to help ensure compliance with these rules by requiring any users who “receive or expect to receive” direct compensation for their edits to disclose their employer, client, and affiliation.

Throughout February and March, the Wikimedia community extensively discussed the issue of undisclosed paid editing, resulting in 320,000 words of discussion in various languages and 6.3 million views of the proposal. The discussion was overwhelmingly supportive of the change. It also provided constructive criticisms that helped refine the amendment, and led us to improve our planned FAQ to provide more context and better examples.

At the meeting of the WMF Board of Trustees in April, members of the Board reviewed the change and results of the public consultation. After their discussion, they approved the amendment. The Wikimedia Foundation will continue to monitor the effectiveness of the amendment, and remain open to changes as necessary to improve it.

What happens next?

This change is effective immediately. We are notifying all users with banner messages on all Wikimedia projects.

If you have any comments, or would like to discuss this change further, please join the conversation on the Meta talk page for the Terms of Use.

Thanks everyone who has contributed to the discussion on this important issue. Your concerns elevated and clarified the issue in a manner that helped improve the original proposed amendment. Your input and feedback ensured a strong, yet appropriate, policy that we expect will strengthen the projects overall.

Stephen LaPorte, Legal Counsel

Luis Villa, Deputy General Counsel

Geoff Brigham, General Counsel


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The Weasel-Lobster Race

Since July 2013 Dimitar Dimitrov is Wikimedian in Brussels. In assorted blogposts he talks about his experiences vis-à-vis the EU.

Big Fat Brussels Meeting vol. 2

It’s five to three. A dapper man, slightly out of breath, enters the room and quickly makes his way to the front. The event started almost an hour ago, but despite double-bookings in his schedule, Marco Giorello – deputy head of unit “Copyright” at the European Commission – didn’t want to miss the debate on Mass Digitisation and Access to Cultural Heritage co-organized by Wikimedia and the Flemish Commission for UNESCO. He shakes a few hands on his way to the speaker’s table and immediately finds himself in the midst of a lively discussion about the future of European copyright.

The room full of Wikimedians, representatives of cultural institutions and international associations witnessed in-depth arguments around copyright and the internet. Besides Marco Giorello, there were speakers from the British Library, the Federation of European Publishers, DG CONNECT of the European Commission, the Flemish Centre for Expertise in Digital Heritage “PACKED” and Wikimedia. The challenge to represent our movement was hereby accepted and mastered by Jean-Frédéric Berthelot of Wikimédia France.

Copyright terms: Who can offer less?

Apart from digitization projects, the debate also turned to practical and legal issues. It was User:Hubertl from Wikimedia Austria who managed to not only hand out WLM calendars and chocolade to the speakers during the event, but also used the opportunity to bring up Freedom of Panorama in the EU and more specifically, its lacking harmonisation. Various conversations continued well after the official discussion had finished. Representatives from the European Commission Directorate-Generals for the Internal Market (DG MARKT) and Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT) seized the opportunity to exchange views regarding Wikimedia photographs, “Commonists” and other chapter folk. They took away a number of concrete examples illustrating the absurdity of current copyright legislation across the 28 member states and a lot of ideas on how to remedy the framework.


Global Action Against Mass Surveillance on the Anniversary of the Snowden Revelations

Graphic designed for the Snowden anniversary.

On June 5, 2013, the Guardian confirmed that the US National Security Agency collected communication records of millions of individuals — indiscriminately and regardless of whether they were the subject of an investigation. The story revealed the first of a series of government documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Today, one year later, individuals and organizations all over the world will speak out against mass government surveillance.

Last month, the Wikimedia Foundation reaffirmed its opposition to mass surveillance by signing the Necessary and Proportionate Principles on the application of human rights to surveillance. In that spirit, we would like to inform the Wikimedia community about the global actions taking place this week. Here are some of the events around the anniversary of the Snowden revelations.


United Kingdom: A coalition of digital rights organizations will organize a Don’t Spy On Us campaign against mass surveillance by the UK’s intelligence services. They will hold a public event on June 7th, featuring speakers such as Jimmy Wales, Bruce Schneier, Cory Doctorow, Alan Rusbridger, Shami Chakribarti and Stephen Fry. Additionally, Simon Davies will release an analysis of the global impact of the Snowden revelations based on contributions from NGOs, academics and legal professionals.

Spain: The Association for Progressive Communications will hold a TakeBackTheNet! conference. There, human rights activists and technology providers will discuss strategies to give people control over their own data when using the internet.

Poland: This year, Poland is celebrating 25 years since their overthrow of communism. Many politicians, including President Obama, will visit the country. Fundacja Panoptykon will take this opportunity to highlight the importance of freedom of speech and the right to privacy in a country that has been subject to ubiquitous surveillance before overthrowing an oppressive regime. The campaign will encourage people to post pictures of themselves while holding a sign that reads “Surveillance is not freedom. Say it on the 4th of June” and tag the pictures with the hashtags #ObamaPL and #25latwolnosci. Fundacja Panoptykon will also hold an event with a wide range of activities, such as workshops on how to encrypt emails and how to create a “safe wallet” that prevents attacks on cards with RFID chips.

Germany: Digitale Gesellschaft is organizing a rally in front of the Chancellery on June 6th to demand the government stop extending the surveillance powers of the Bundesnachrichtendienst and address mass surveillance issues by various intelligence agencies.

Yale Information Society Project’s Big Data Symposium: Expanding the conversation in an international context

Every time you send an email or a text message or save a file to the cloud, pieces of data related to your activity are created—the type of computer you are using, your IP address, where you are, the types of files that you’re uploading. Big data[1] and the tools that have been developed to aggregate, store and use big data create a number of significant legal, ethical and privacy-related issues.

Law School Courtyard at Yale Law School, New Haven, CT.

In the summer of 2013, it came to light that companies are not the only ones finding a use for consumer data. Documents that former United States (US) National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden leaked to The Guardian revealed that the US government has been using various programs to collect data on US and foreign citizens alike. Yale Law School hosted a Big Data Symposium on April 6, 2014 to address the impact that the US government’s mass surveillance is having on US relations with other countries.[2] The event brought together notable scholars and experts in national security, information privacy, civil liberties and international law who shared their thoughts on the international implications of the US government’s mass surveillance and collection of big data. Roshni Patel attended the symposium on behalf of the WMF legal team to get an update on the latest developments in privacy law.

Like individuals and organizations all over the world, WMF was surprised to learn the extent of US government domestic and foreign surveillance. As an organization with users and contributors all over the world, the debate about international law and how privacy rights are protected internationally is relevant to WMF and its projects. This post describes some of the interesting and pertinent topics that were covered at the symposium.


Opposing Mass Surveillance on the Internet

Surveillance cameras, Quevaal, CC BY-SA 3.0.

We are pleased to announce that the Wikimedia Foundation is signing the Necessary and Proportionate Principles on the application of human rights to surveillance.

Privacy on the Internet is closely connected to our mission to disseminate free knowledge.[1] We strive to provide a platform for users from all over the world to exercise their free expression right to share and study educational content. There are circumstances when contributors need to remain anonymous when working on the Wikimedia projects. To that end, the projects allow people to edit under a pseudonym, without providing any personal information, and without even creating an account. We want community members to feel comfortable when working on the projects. And we strongly oppose mass surveillance by any government or entity.

Although the recent conversation about internet surveillance was spurred by the revelation of a US government program, PRISM, a report issued by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Freedom of Opinion and Expression makes it clear that surveillance by governments is global, ubiquitous, and generally unchecked. The Necessary and Proportionate Principles are intended to provide a framework for human rights laws to address modern surveillance technologies.[2] They demand that governments respect international law and human rights by complying with basic principles such as:

  • Proportionality: Surveillance of communications is highly intrusive and implicates privacy rights and freedom of expression. This should be carefully weighed against any benefit sought to be achieved.
  • User Notification: Individuals need to know if they will be the subject of surveillance and have enough time and information to appeal the decision.
  • Transparency: Countries must be transparent about the extent of surveillance and the techniques employed.
  • Integrity of Communications and Systems: Governments should not compel ISPs or hardware and software vendors to build monitoring capability into their systems.

The Necessary and Proportionate Principles project was led by several groups, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Access, and Privacy International. The principles were developed through a consultation with civil society groups and international experts in communications surveillance law, policy, and technology. So far, the Principles have been advocated by over 400 organizations and many individuals. The signatories include Wikimedia Mexico and several Wikimedians. Today, we are proud to join their efforts.

Yana Welinder
Legal Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation[3]

  1. As we previously discussed, the Foundation believes that government surveillance can compromise our values of freedom of speech and access to information.
  2. For more information about the purpose of the Principles, see here.
  3. Special thanks to Roshni Patel, WMF Privacy Fellow, for her work on this blog post.


Launching a Privacy Policy Built the Wiki Way


We are happy to announce that on April 25, 2014, the Wikimedia Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved a new privacy policy. The new privacy policy explains how we collect, use and manage the information of over twenty million registered users and 490 million monthly unique visitors to the Wikimedia projects.

But the policy wouldn’t have been possible without support from users like you. The new privacy policy is the result of a community consultation spanning over eight months.

A need for a change

Early 2013, we recognized that our privacy policy, which hadn’t been updated since 2008, did not address a number of new technologies or provide enough detail to our users about how their information was being handled. But the Wikimedia way is unique — we knew that we could not develop a privacy policy without the help of the very user community the privacy policy is intended to protect. So, we launched an open call for community input on June 18, 2013, to find out what issues mattered to you and what you wanted to see in a new policy.

Armed with that input and mindful of the sensitivities invoked by recent revelations of mass governmental surveillance programs, we created an initial draft proposal for a new privacy policy and opened up a 5.5-month long online discussion.

Wikipedia: built through collaboration.

Perfecting the privacy policy through consultation

Our initial draft of the new privacy policy underwent thorough review by the Wikimedia community and sparked some spirited debate. In fact, the discussion surrounding the privacy policy, data retention guidelines and access to nonpublic information policy[1] totaled over 195,000 words and resulted in over 250 changes to the documents. What emerged was a much stronger policy that reflects the global Wikimedia community’s values.

For more information about the consultation process and how the new policy differs from the old one, please see our previous post.

What happens now?

With the Board’s approval, we will begin a month-long notice period to give everyone another chance to review the new privacy policy. Following the notice period, the policy will officially go into effect.

We thank all those that participated in this open and collaborative process, which resulted in a privacy policy that was truly developed in the wiki way. In that spirit, the new privacy policy is licensed under a free license so that anyone can reuse and build upon it when creating their own privacy policies.

Michelle Paulson, Legal Counsel*
Geoff Brigham, General Counsel

* We would like to express our sincere thanks to all those that made this policy possible — we could not have created this policy without a truly interdepartmental effort and the valuable participation and feedback from the Wikimedia global community. Special thanks goes to James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas and Tiffany Li for their incredible support during this process.

  1. The Access to Nonpublic Information Policy was also approved by the Board of Trustees on April 25, 2014. Please note, however, certain requirements under that policy will only be triggered once we have completed building necessary tools and have given community members impacted by those requirements notice as outlined in the policy.


Lanzando una Política de Privacidad hecha al estilo Wiki

Estamos felices de anunciar que el 25 de abril de 2014, la Fundación Wikimedia y su Junta de Administradores aprobó una nueva política de privacidad. La nueva política de privacidad explica cómo recolectamos, usamos y manejamos la información de más de 20 millones de usuarios registrados y 490 millones de visitantes únicos al mes a los proyectos Wikimedia.

Pero ésta política no hubiese sido posible sin el apoyo de usuarios como tú. La nueva política de privacidad es el resultado de una consulta a la comunidad a lo largo de 8 meses.

Una necesidad de cambio

En 2013 reconocimos que nuestra política de privacidad, la cual no había sido actualizada desde 2008, no hacía referencia a nuevas tecnologías o proveía suficientes detalles a nuestros usuarios de cómo sería manejada su información. Pero la manera de Wikimedia es única – - supimos que no podríamos desarrollar una política de privacidad sin la ayuda de la mismísima comunidad de usuarios que la política de privacidad intenta proteger. Así que lanzamos un llamado abierto convocando la participación de la comunidad el 18 de junio de 2013, para averiguar qué problemas les importan y qué quieren ver en la nueva política.

Armados con el documento abierto y conscientes de las recientes revelaciones de varios programas gubernamentales de vigilancia masiva, creamos una propuesta inicial para la nueva política de privacidad y abrimos una discusión en línea, con una duración de 5 meses y medio.

Wikipedia: Hecha a través de colaboración.

Perfeccionando la política de privacidad a través de la consulta

Nuestra propuesta inicial de la nueva política de privacidad pasó por revisión de la comunidad Wikimedia y detonó un debate entusiasta. De hecho, la discusión concerniente a la política de privacidad, lineamientos de retención de información, y la Política de Accesso a la Información Privada[1] han sido contabilizadas más de 195 000 palabras y dieron como resultado más de 250 cambios en los documentos. Lo que surgió fue una política de privacidad mucho más fuerte que refleja los valores de la comunidad global Wikimedia.

Para obtener más información sobre el proceso de consulta y cómo la nueva política de privacidad difiere de la anterior, por favor consulte nuestra publicación anterior.

¿Qué pasa ahora?

Con la aprobación del Comité, comenzaremos un período de aviso de un mes de duración para darle a todos otra oportunidad de revisar la nueva política de privacidad. Después del periodo de aviso, la política entrará en vigor oficialmente.

Agradecemos a todos aquellos que han participado en este proceso de colaboración, que ha dado como resultado una política de privacidad que en verdad que ha sido desarrollada al estilo Wiki. En ese espíritu, la nueva política de privacidad está regida bajo una licencia libre, de tal modo que cualquiera reutilizarla y partir de ella para crear sus propias políticas de privacidad.

Michelle Paulson, Consejera Legal* Geoff Brigham, Consejero General

* Nos gustaría expresar nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a todos aquellos que hicieron posible esta política de privacidad – no habría sido posible sin un esfuerzo interdepartamental de gran magnitud, y la valiosa participación y retroalimentación de la comunidad global Wikimedia. Agradecimientos especiales a James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas,y a Tiffany Li por su increíble apoyo en este proceso.

  1. La Política de Acceso a la Información Privada también fue aprobada por la Junta de Administradores el 25 de abril de 2014. Sin embargo, por favor tomen en cuenta que ciertos requisitos bajo esa política de privacidad serán puestos en marcha únicamente hasta que hayamos terminado de crear las herramientas necesarias y que hayamos dado aviso a los miembros de la comunidad afectados por tales requisitos según está definido en la política.


Lancement d’une politique de confidentialité bâtie à la façon d’un Wiki

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que le 25 avril 2014, le conseil d’administration de la Fondation Wikimedia a approuvé une nouvelle politique de confidentialité. La nouvelle politique de confidentialité explique comment nous collectons, utilisons et gérons les informations de plus de vingt millions d’utilisateurs enregistrés et de 490 millions de visiteurs uniques mensuels des projets Wikimedia.

Mais la politique n’aurait pas été possible sans l’aide d’utilisateurs comme vous. La nouvelle politique de confidentialité est le résultat d’une consultation de la communauté étalée sur 8 mois.

Un besoin de changement

Début 2013, nous nous sommes rendu compte que notre politique de confidentialité, qui n’avait pas été mise à jour depuis 2008, ne prenait pas en compte des technologies nouvelles, ou ne fournissait pas assez de détails à nos utilisateurs sur la façon dont leurs données sont utilisées. La méthode Wikimedia étant unique — nous savions que nous ne pouvions pas concevoir une politique de confidentialité sans l’aide des chers utilisateurs que cette politique de confidentialité entend protéger. Nous avons donc lancé, le 18 juin 2013, un appel général à contribution auprès de la communauté, pour connaitre les problèmes rencontrés et ce que vous vouliez voir ajouter dans la nouvelle politique de confidentialité.

Avec ces contributions, et conscients de la sensibilité liée aux affaires récemment révélées de programmes gouvernementaux de surveillance de masse, nous avons créé une ébauche initiale de proposition d’une nouvelle politique de confidentialité et nous avons ouvert une discussion en ligne de 5 mois et demi.

Wikipedia : produit par la collaboration.

Améliorer la politique de confidentialité au travers d’une consultation

Notre proposition initiale de politique de confidentialité a subi une relecture minutieuse par la communauté Wikimedia, et a provoqué des débats de haut niveau. Plus précisément, la discussion autour de la politique de confidentialité, des principes de conservation des données, et de la politique d’accès aux informations non-publiques[1] totalise plus de 195 000 mots et a fait l’objet de plus de 250 modifications de documents. Il en a émergé une politique plus solide, qui reflète les valeurs de toute la communauté Wikimedia.

Pour plus d’informations sur le processus de consultation et les différences entre la nouvelle politique de confidentialité et l’ancienne, voir l’article précédent.

Que se passe-t-il maintenant?

Avec l’approbation par le Conseil d’Administration, nous allons commencer une période d’information d’un mois pour donner à tous une autre occasion de relire la nouvelle politique de confidentialité. Après cette période d’information, la politique de confidentialité prendra officiellement effet.

Nous remercions tous les participants de ce processus ouvert et collaboratif, qui a conduit à une politique de confidentialité réellement conçue comme un Wiki. Dans cet esprit, notre nouvelle politique de confidentialité est diffusée sous une licence libre, pour que chacun puisse la réutiliser et la prendre comme base pour créer sa propre politique de confidentialité.

Michelle Paulson, Conseillère juridique* Geoff Brigham, Avocat Conseil

* Nous voudrions exprimer nos sincères remerciements à tous ceux qui ont rendu possible la rédaction de cette politique de confidentialité — nous n’aurions pu écrire cette politique sans un réel effort entre départements, la participation de grande valeur et les retours de toute la communauté Wikimedia. Nous remercions particulièrement James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, et Tiffany Li pour leur incroyable investissement dans le processus de rédaction.

  1. La politique d’accès aux informations non-publiques a aussi été approuvée par le Conseil d’Administration le 25 avril 2014. Il faut noter toutefois que certaines obligations de cette politique ne seront effectives qu’une fois le développement des outils nécessaires terminé, et que les membres de la communauté concernés par ces obligations auront été prévenus comme précisé dans notre nouvelle politique.


Una Politica sulla Privacy Costruita in Stile Wiki

Siamo lieti di annunciare che il 25 aprile 2014, la Board of Trustees della Wikimedia Foundation ha approvato una nuova politica sulla privacy. La nuova politica spiega come raccogliamo, usiamo e gestiamo le informazioni su più di venti milioni di utenti registrati e 490 milioni di visitatori unici dei progetti Wikimedia.

Ma non sarebbe stato possibile giungere a quest orisultato senza il supporto di utenti come te. La nuova politica sulla privacy è il risultato di una consultazione comunitaria durata più di otto mesi.

Il bisogno di cambiamento

All’inizio del 2013, abbiamo notato che la nostra politica sulla privacy, che non era stata aggiornata dal 2008, non prendeva in considerazione le ultime tecnologie nè forniva sufficienti dettagli agli utenti su come i loro dati venivano gestiti. Ma lo stile Wikimedia è unico — sapevamo che non avremmo potuto sviluppare una politica sulla privacy senza l’aiuto della stessa comunità di utenti che questa avrebbe protetto. Così, abbiamo lanciato una richiesta di contributi da parte della comunità il 18 giugno 2013, per capire quali aspetti vi interessassero maggiormente e cosa voleste vedere nella nuova policy.

Forti di quel contributo e tenendo a mente le sensibilità toccate dalle recenti rivelazioni su programmi governativi di sorveglianza di massa, abbiamo creato una proposta iniziale per una nuova politica sulla privacy e aperto una discussione online lunga 5 mesi e mezzo.

Wikipedia: costruita tramite collaborazione.

Miglioramento della politica sulla privacy tramite consultazione

La nostra proposta iniziale di politica sulla privacy è stata sottoposta ad un’attenta revisione dalla comunità di Wikimedia ed ha scatenato alcuni dibattiti accesi. Infatti, la discussione riguardo ad essa, alle linee guida sull’archiviazione, e la politica di accesso ad informazioni non pubbliche[1] ha accumulato più di 195’000 parole e 250 cambiamenti ai documenti. Ciò che è emerso è una politica molto più forte che riflette i valori della comunità Wikimedia globale.

Per maggiori informazioni riguardo al processo di consultazione e su come la nuova politica è diversa dalla vecchia, si veda il nostro post precedente.

Cosa succede ora?

Con l’approvazione della Board, inizieremo un periodo di notifica lungo un mese per dare a tutti un’altra occasione di revisionare la nuova politica della privacy. Dopo il periodo di notifica, la plitica entrerà ufficialmente in vigore.

Ringraziamo tutti coloro che hanno partecipato a questo processo aperto e collaborativo, che ha prodotto una politica sulla privacy sviluppata veramente in stile wiki. In quello spirito, la nuova politica sulla privacy è rilasciata con una licenza libera affinché chiunque la possa riusare e sfruttare come punto di partenza per creare le proprie politiche sulla privacy

Michelle Paulson, Legal Counsel* Geoff Brigham, General Counsel

* Vorremmo esprimere il nostro sincero ringraziamento a tutti quelli che hanno reso questa politica possibile — non avremmo potuto crearla senza uno sforzo veramente interdipartimentale e con la partecipazione e i commenti della comunità Wikimedia globale. Un ringraziamento speciale a James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, e Tiffany Li per il loro incredibile supporto durante questo processo.

  1. Anche la Politica di Accesso ad Informazioni Non Pubbliche è stata approvata dalla Board of Trustees il 25 aprile 2014. Considerate, comunque, che alcuni obblighi derivanti da essa entreranno in vigore quando avremo completato la creazione degli strumenti necessari e avvisato i membri della comunità affetti da essa.


Spouštíme Pravidla ochrany osobních údajů vytvořená v duchu wiki

S radostí oznamujeme, že 25. dubna 2014 schválila Správní rada nadace Wikimedia nová Pravidla ochrany osobních údajů. Nová pravidla vysvětlují, jak sbíráme, používáme a spravujeme údaje více než dvaceti milionů registrovaných uživatelů a měsíčních 490 milionů unikátních návštěvníků projektů Wikimedia.

Pravidla by však nemohla vzniknout bez pomoci uživatelů, jako jste vy. Nová pravidla jsou výsledkem více než osmiměsíční konzultace s komunitou.


Na začátku roku 2013 jsme si uvědomili, že naše Pravidla ochrany osobních údajů, která se nezměnila od roku 2008, neřeší řadu nových technologií a dostatečně podrobně nepopisují našim uživatelům, jak se s jejich údaji zachází. Ale na projektech Wikimedia všechno funguje jinak – věděli jsme, že pravidla ochrany osobních údajů nemůžeme vytvořit bez pomoci právě té komunity uživatelů, které mají tato pravidla chránit. Takže jsme 18. června 2013 zveřejnili otevřenou výzvu k vyjádření komunity, abychom zjistili, na jakých věcech vám záleží a co si přejete v nových pravidlech vidět.

Vybaveni těmito informacemi a vědomi si choulostivosti vyvolané nedávnými odhaleními vládních programů hromadného sledování jsme vytvořili prvotní návrh nových pravidel a otevřeli pět a půl měsíce trvající online diskusi.

Wikipedie: vytvořeno díky spolupráci

Konzultacemi k dokonalým pravidlům na ochranu osobních údajů

Náš prvotní návrh nových pravidel na ochranu osobních údajů byl podroben pečlivé kontrole komunitou Wikimedia a vyvolal živou diskusi. Ve skutečnosti diskuse kolem Pravidel na ochranu osobních údajů, Směrnice pro uchovávání údajů a Pravidel přístupu k neveřejným informacím[1] dosáhla více než 195 000 slov a vzešlo z ní více než 250 změn v těchto dokumentech. Výsledkem jsou mnohem silnější pravidla, která odrážejí hodnoty globální komunity Wikimedia.

Více informací o procesu konzultací a rozdílech nových pravidel oproti starým najdete v našem předchozím článku.

Co se stane teď?

Se schválením Správní rady zahájíme měsíční lhůtu, abychom dali všem příležitost prohlédnout si nová pravidla. Po této lhůtě nabudou pravidla oficiálně účinnosti.

Děkujeme všem, kdo se zúčastnili tohoto otevřeného kolaborativního procesu, jehož výsledkem jsou pravidla na ochranu osobních údajů vytvořená opravdu v duchu wiki. Ve stejném duchu jsou nová pravidla zveřejněna pod svobodnou licencí, takže je kdokoli může využít a postavit na nich svá vlastní pravidla ochrany osobních údajů.

* Chtěli bychom upřímně poděkovat všem, kdo umožnili vznik těchto pravidel – tato pravidla bychom nemohli vytvořit bez úsilí napříč odděleními a hodnotné účasti a komentářů od globální komunity Wikimedia. Obzvláště děkujeme Jamesi Alexanderovi, Heather Wallsové, Luisi Villovi, Roshni Patelové, Tobymu Negrinovi, Megumi Yukieové, Dariu Taraborellimu, Jorge Vargasovi a Tiffany Liové za jejich neuvěřitelnou podporu v průběhu tohoto procesu.

  1. Pravidla přístupu k neveřejným informacím schválila Správní rada také 25. dubna 2014. Uvědomte si však, že některé požadavky těchto pravidel budou účinné až poté, co dokončíme přípravu nezbytných nástrojů a informujeme členy komunity, kterých se budou tyto požadavky týkat, jak je v pravidlech uvedeno.


Einführung einer Datenschutzrichtlinie, erstellt nach Wiki-Art

Wir freuen uns bekannt zu geben, dass das Board of Trustees der Wikimedia Foundation unserer neuen Datenschutzrichtlinie zugestimmt hat. Die neue Datenschutzrichtlinie erklärt, wie wir die Informationen über unsere 20 Millionen registrierten Benutzer und die monatlich 490 Millionen Unique Visitors der Wikimedia-Projekte sammeln, benutzen und verwerten.

Doch die Richtlinie wäre ohne die Unterstützung von Benutzern wie dir nicht möglich gewesen. Die neue Datenschutzrichtlinie ist das Ergebnis einer Gemeinschaftsarbeit, die sich über acht Monate hingezogen hat.

Notwendigkeit für eine Veränderung>

Anfang 2013 erkannten wir, dass unsere Datenschutzrichtlinie, die seit 2008 nicht mehr aktualisiert worden war, einigen neuen Technologien nicht mehr entsprach oder unseren Benutzern nicht genügend Details darüber bereitstellt, wie deren Informationen verwendet werden. Aber die Vorgehensweise der Wikimedia ist einzigartig — wir wussten, dass wir keine Datenschutzrichtlinie ohne die Hilfe eben derjenigen Benutzer-Community entwickeln konnten, welche die Datenschutzrichtlinie schützen soll. Also starteten wir am 18. Juni 2013 einen offenen Aufruf zur Mithilfe unserer Community, um herauszufinden, welche Themen euch wichtig sind und was ihr in der neuen Richtlinie sehen wollt.

Gerüstet mit diesem Input, und unter Berücksichtigung des durch die jüngsten Enthüllungen von staatlichen Massen-Überwachungs-Programmen geschärften Bewusstseins für solche Themen, schufen wir einen anfänglichen Entwurf/Vorschlag für eine neue Datenschutzrichtlinie und eröffneten eine fünfeinhalb Monate lange Online-Diskussion.

Wikipedia: gebaut durch Zusammenarbeit.

Perfektionierung der Datenschutzrichtlinie durch Konsultationen

Unser erster Entwurf der neuen Datenschutzrichtlinie durchlief eine gründliche Überprüfung durch die Wikimedia-Gemeinschaft und entfachte eine beherzte Debatte. In der Tat, die Diskussion um die Datenschutzbestimmungen, Datenaufbewahrungsrichtlinien und Richtlinie über den Zugang zu nicht-öffentlichen Informationen[1] ergaben über 195.000 Wörter und resultierten in über 250 Änderungen der Dokumente. Was dabei herauskam, war eine weitaus stärkere Richtlinie, welche die Werte der globalen Wikimedia-Gemeinschaft widerspiegelt.

For more information about the consultation process and how the new policy differs from the old one, please see our previous post.

Was geschieht jetzt?

Mit der Zustimmung des Boards werden wir eine einmonatige Probefrist starten, um allen eine weitere Möglichkeit zu geben, die neue Datenschutzrichtlinie nochmals durchzusehen. Nach dieser Frist wird die Richtlinie offiziell in Kraft treten.

Wir danken allen, die an diesem offenen und kooperativen Prozess teilgenommen haben, welcher in einer Datenschutzrichtlinie resultierte, die tatsächlich auf Wiki-Weise entwickelt wurde. In diesem Sinne steht die neue Datenschutzrichtlinie unter einer freien Lizenz, damit alle diese bei der Erstellung ihrer eigenen Datenschutzrichtlinien wiederverwenden und darauf aufbauen können.

Michelle Paulson, Rechtsbeistand* Geoff Brigham, Chefsyndikus

* Wir möchten unseren aufrichtigen Dank an alle diejenigen aussprechen, die diese Richtlinie möglich gemacht haben – wir hätten diese Richtlinie nicht ohne den wirklich abteilungsübergreifenden Arbeitsaufwand und die wertvolle Beteiligung und Resonanz der globalen Gemeinschaft von Wikimedia erschaffen können.

Besonderer Dank geht an James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas und Tiffany Li für ihre unglaubliche Unterstützung während dieses Prozesses.

  1. Die Richtlinie über den Zugriff auf nicht öffentliche Informationen wurde ebenfalls am 25. April 2014 durch das Board of Trustees genehmigt. Bitte beachten Sie jedoch, dass bestimmte Anforderungen im Rahmen dieser Richtlinie erst dann ausgelöst werden, wenn wir die erforderlichen Werkzeuge bereitgestellt haben und die Community-Mitglieder, welche von diesen Anforderungen betroffen sind, benachrichtigt haben, wie es in der Richtlinie vorgesehen ist.


Внедряем Политику конфиденциальности в стиле Вики


Мы рады сообщить, что 25 апреля 2014 года попечительский совет Фонда Викимедиа одобрил новую политику конфиденциальности. Новая политика конфиденциальности разъясняет, каким образом мы собираем, используем и администрируем информацию о более чем 20 миллионах зарегистрированных участников вики-проектов Фонда Викимедиа и более чем 490 миллионах уникальных посетителей в месяц.

Разработка политики конфиденциальности была бы невозможна без помощи участников. Новая политика – результат широких консультаций с сообществом, которые продолжались более 8 месяцев.

Ветер перемен

В начале 2013 года мы осознали, что наша политика конфиденциальности, не обновлявшаяся с 2008 года, не учитывала ряд новых технологий и не предоставляла нашим пользователям достаточно подробностей о том, как обрабатывается их информация. Но метод Викимедиа уникален — мы знали, что не можем разработать политику конфиденциальности без помощи сообщества самих пользователей, которых эта политика конфиденциальности предназначена защищать. Поэтому мы опубликовали призыв к сообществу 18 июня 2013 года, чтобы выяснить, какие вопросы важны для вас и что вы хотите увидеть в новой политике.

Вооружившись этим призывом и помня о нервозности, вызванной недавними откровениями о правительственных программах массовой слежки, мы создали черновой проект новой политики конфиденциальности и организовали онлайн-дискуссию продолжительностью 5,5 месяцев.

Википедия: создана сотрудничеством.

Совершенствование политики конфиденциальности обсуждением

Наш проект новой политики конфиденциальности прошёл ревизию сообщества Викимедиа и вызвал вдохновенные споры. Дискуссия о политике конфиденциальности, правилах хранения данных и политике доступа к непубличной информации[1] превысила по объёму 195000 слов и привела к внесению в документы более 250 изменений. В результате политика стала сильней и лучше отражающей ценности сообщества Викимедиа.

И что теперь?

После одобрения Попечительским советом мы начнём уведомительный период продолжительностью месяц, чтобы каждый имел шанс просмотреть новую политику конфиденциальности. После уведомительного периода политика официально вступит в действие.

Мы благодарим всех тех, кто принял участие в этом открытом процессе сотрудничества, в результате которого политика конфиденциальности обрела истинный вики-стиль. В том же духе, новая политика конфиденциальности распространяется под свободной лицензией, чтобы любой мог использовать её текст для создания своих политик конфиденциальности.

Michelle Paulson, консультант по юридическим вопросам* Geoff Brigham, консультант по общим вопросам

* Мы хотим выразить свою искреннюю благодарность всем тем, кто сделал эту политику возможной — мы не смогли бы создать эту политику без поистине междепартаментных усилий и ценного участия и обратной связи со стороны глобального сообщества Викимедиа. Особая благодарность пользователям James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas и Tiffany Li за их невероятную поддержку во время этого процесса.

  1. Политика доступа к непубличной информации была также одобрена Попечительским советом 25 апреля 2014 года. Пожалуйста, обратите внимание, что некоторые положения этой политики будут введены в действие после завершения создания нами необходимых инструментов и рассылки уведомлений членам сообщества, которых затрагивают те требования, как это обозначено в политике.












关于协商进程和新旧方针差异的更多信息,请参见 前一帖




Michelle Paulson法律顾问* Geoff Brigham总顾问

* 我们要向那些使这个方针成为可能的人们表达我们诚挚的感谢 — 如果没有真正的多个部门的努力和来自维基全球社区的宝贵的参与和反馈,我们就不可能创建出这个方针。特别感谢James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, 和Tiffany Li ,在这次协作过程中,他们提供了非常棒的支持。

  1. 2014年4月25日,理事会也曾批准《非公开信息使用方针》。但请注意,对于特定要件,仅当我们完成建立必要的工具,并且向受影响的社区成员发出政策所述的通知后,那些要件才会被触发


Запуск політики приватності у вікі-стилі


Ми раді оголосити, що 25 квітня 2014 року Піклувальна рада Фонду Вікімедіа схвалила нову політику приватності. Нова політика приватності пояснює, яким чином ми збираємо, використовуємо та керуємо інформацією щодо двадцяти мільйонів зареєстрованих користувачів і 490 мільйонів унікальних відвідувачів проектів Вікімедіа щомісяця.

Але ця політика не могла б з’явитися без підтримки від користувачів, як ви. Нова політика приватності стала результатом консультацій зі спільнотою, що тривали понад вісім місяців.

Необхідність змін

На початку 2013 року ми усвідомили, що наша політика приватності, яка не оновлювалася від 2008 року, не торкається деяких нових технологій і не надає достатньо детальної інформації нашим користувачам щодо того, як обробляється їхня інформація. Але шлях Вікімедіа унікальний — ми знали, що не можемо розробити політику приватності без допомоги самої спільноти користувачів, яку політика приватності покликана захищати. Тому 18 червня 2013 року ми опублікували відкритий заклик до спільноти визначити, які проблеми вас турбують і що б ви хотіли бачити у новій політиці.

Озброївшись вашим внеском і пам’ятаючи про чутливість спільноти, викликану нещодавніми викриттями масових урядових програм стеження, ми створили початкову чернетку проекту нової політики приватності і відкрили онлайн-дискусію тривалістю 5,5 місяців.

Вікіпедія: створена співпрацею.

Удосконалення політики приватності через консультації

Наша початкова чернетка нової політики приватності пережила розгляд спільнотою Вікімедіа і розпалила натхнені дебати. Фактично, обговорення довкола політики приватності, настанов щодо зберігання даних та політики доступу до непублічної інформації[1] вилилося у понад 195 тисяч слів і більше, ніж 250 змін у документах. Те, що з’явилося в результаті, було набагато сильнішою політикою, що відображала глобальні цінності спільноти Вікімедіа.

Детальнішу інформацію щодо процесу консультацій та відмінностей між новою і старою політиками дивіться наш попередній допис.

І що тепер?

Після затвердження Радою, ми почнемо місячний період сповіщень, щоб дати кожному можливість переглянути нову політику приватності. Після завершення періоду сповіщень, політика офіційно буде введена в дію.

Ми дякуємо усім тим, хто брав участь у цьому відкритому процесі співпраці, який вилився у політику приватності, розроблену цілком у стилі вікі. У цьому ж дусі, нова політика приватності поширюється під вільною ліцензією, так що кожен може використати її повторно і відштовхуватися від неї, створюючи свої власні політики приватності.

Michelle Paulson, радник з правових питань* Geoff Brigham, радник із загальних питань

* Ми б хотіли висловити нашу щиру подяку усім, хто зробив цю політику можливою — ми б не змогли створити цю політику без справді міжвідомчих зусиль і цінної участі та відгуків глобальної спільноти Вікімедіа. Особливо вдячні таким людям: James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, та Tiffany Li — за їх надзвичайну підтримку впродовж цього процесу.

  1. Політика доступу до непублічної інформації була також затверджена Піклувальною радою 25 квітня 2014 року. Зверніть, будь ласка, увагу, що деякі вимоги цієї політики будуть введені в дію лише після того, як ми завершимо розробку необхідних інструментів і сповістимо тих членів спільноти, яких ці вимоги зачеплять, як зазначено у політиці.


Llançant una política de privadesa feta a l’estil wiki

Som feliços d’anunciar que el 25 d’abril del 2014, la Fundació Wikimedia i la seva Junta d’Administradors va aprovar una nova política de privadesa. La nova política de privadesa explica com recoŀlectem, utilitzem i manegem la informació de més de 20 milions d’usuaris registrats i 490 milions de visitants únics al mes als projectes Wikimedia.

Però aquesta política no hagués estat possible sense el suport d’usuaris com tu. La nova política de privadesa és el resultat d’una consulta a la comunitat al llarg de 8 mesos.

Una necessitat de canvi

El 2013 vam reconèixer que la nostra política de privadesa, la qual no havia estat actualitzada des del 2008, no feia referència a noves tecnologies o proveïa suficients detalls als nostres usuaris de com seria manejada la seva informació. Però la manera de Wikimedia és única – - vam saber que no podríem desenvolupar una política de privadesa sense l’ajuda de la mateixa comunitat d’usuaris que la política de privadesa intenta protegir. Així que llancem una crida oberta convocant la participació de la comunitat el 18 de juny del 2013, per esbrinar quins problemes importen i què es vol veure a la nova política.

Armats amb el document obert i conscients de les recents revelacions de diversos programes governamentals de vigilància massiva, vam crear una proposta inicial per a la nova política de privadesa i vam obrir una discussió en línia, amb una durada de 5 mesos i mig.

Viquipèdia: Feta a través de coŀlaboració.

Perfeccionant la política de privadesa a través de la consulta

La nostra proposta inicial de la nova política de privadesa va passar per revisió de la comunitat Wikimedia i va detonar un debat entusiasta. De fet, la discussió concernent a la política de privadesa, directrius de retenció d’informació, i la Política d’Accés a la Informació Privada[1] han estat comptabilitzades més de 195000 paraules i van donar com a resultat més de 250 canvis als documents. El que va sorgir va ser una política de privadesa molt més forta que reflecteix els valors de la comunitat global Wikimedia.

Per obtenir més informació sobre el procés de consulta i com la nova política de privadesa difereix de l’anterior, si us plau, consulta la nostra publicació anterior.

Què passa ara

Amb l’aprovació del Comitè, començarem un període d’avís d’un mes de durada per donar-li a tots una altra oportunitat de revisar la nova política de privadesa. Després del període d’avís, la política entrarà en vigor oficialment.

Agraïm a tots aquells que han participat en aquest procés de coŀlaboració, que ha donat com resultat una política de privadesa que realment ha estat desenvolupada a l’estil wiki. En aquest esperit, la nova política de privadesa està regida sota una llicència lliure, de tal manera que qualsevol pot reutilitzar-la i partir d’ella pot crear les seves pròpies polítiques de privadesa.

Michelle Paulson, Consellera Legal* Geoff Brigham, Conseller General

* Ens agradaria expressar el nostre més sincer agraïment a tots aquells que van fer possible aquesta política de privadesa – no hauria estat possible sense un esforç interdepartamental de gran magnitud, i la valuosa participació i retroalimentació de la comunitat global Wikimedia. Agraïments especials a James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, i a Tiffany Li pel seu increïble suport en aquest procés.

  1. La Política d’Accés a la Informació Privada també va ser aprovada per la Junta d’Administradors el 25 d’abril del 2014. No obstant això, si us plau preneu en compte que certs requisits sota aquesta política de privadesa seran engegats únicament fins que hàgim acabat de crear les eines necessàries i que hàgim donat avís als membres de la comunitat afectats per tals requisits segons està definit a la política.


Pelancaran Membina Dasar Privasi melalui Cara Wiki

Kami gembira untuk mengumumkan bahawa pada 25 April 2014, Badan Amanah Yayasan Wikimedia meluluskan dasar privasi yang baru. Dasar privasi baru menjelaskan bagaimana kami mengumpul, menggunakan, dan menguruskan maklumat bagi lebih dari dua puluh juta pengguna berdaftar dan 490 juta pelawat unik bulanan ke projek Wikimedia.

Bagaimanapun dasar ini tidak mungkin tercapai tanpa sokongan daripada pengguna seperti anda. Dasar privasi baru ini merupakan hasil daripada perundingan masyarakat yang merangkumi lebih daripada lapan bulan.


Sejak awal 2013, kami menyedari bahawa dasar privasi kami, yang tidak berubah sejak tahun 2008, tidak memberi penjelasan mengenai beberapa teknologi baru atau menyediakan perincian yang mencukupi pada para pengguna mengenai bagaimana maklumat mereka dikendalikan. Tetapi cara Wikimedia adalah unik – kita tahu bahawa kita tidak boleh membangunkan dasar privasi tanpa bantuan komuniti yang akan dilindungi oleh dasar privasi ini. Jadi, kami telah melancarkan satu panggilan terbuka untuk input masyarakat pada 18 Jun 2013, untuk mengetahui isu-isu yang penting bagi anda dan apa yang anda mahu lihat dalam dasar baru itu.
Early 2013, we recognized that our privacy policy, which hadn’t been updated since 2008, did not address a number of new technologies or provide enough detail to our users about how their information was being handled. But the Wikimedia way is unique — we knew that we could not develop a privacy policy without the help of the very user community the privacy policy is intended to protect. So, we launched an open call for community input on June 18, 2013, to find out what issues mattered to you and what you wanted to see in a new policy.

Berbekalkan input itu dan prihatin terhadap sensitiviti yang dicetuskan oleh pendedahan terbaru mengenai program pemantauan pukal kerajaan, kami mencipta satu cadangan lakaran awal bagi dasar privisi baru dan terbuka sehingga 5.5-bulan perbincangan di talian.

Wikipedia: dibina menerusi usaha sama.

Menyempurnakan dasar privasi melalui perundingan

Draf awal dasar privasi baru kami melalui penilaian menyeluruh oleh masyarakat Wikimedia dan mencetuskan beberapa perdebatan bersemangat. Malah, perbincangan sekitar dasar privasi, garis panduan pengekalan data, dan capaian pada polisi maklumat bukan awam[1] berjumlah lebih 195,000 perkataan dan menghasilkan lebih 250 perubahan pada dokumen. Apa yang muncul adalah dasar yang lebih kukuh yang mencerminkan nilai-nilai masyarakat Wikimedia sejagat.

Bagi maklumat lanjut mengenai proses perundingan dan bagaimana dasar baru berbeza berbanding yang lama, sila lihat pos sebelum kami.

Apa yang berlaku sekarang?

Dengan kelulusan Lembaga Pengarah, kami akan memulakan tempoh notis sebulan untuk memberi semua orang satu lagi peluang bagi mengkaji semula dasar privasi yang baru. Selepas tempoh notis itu, dasar ini yang secara rasmi akan berkuat kuasa.

Kami berterima kasih kepada semua orang yang telah mengambil bahagian dalam proses kerjasama dan terbuka ini, yang menghasilkan dasar privasi yang benar-benar dibangunkan melalui cara wiki. Dengan semangat itu, dasar privasi baru dilesenkan di bawah lesen bebas supaya sesiapa sahaja yang boleh menggunakan semula dan memperbaikinya apabila mencipta dasar privasi mereka sendiri.

Michelle Paulson, Penasihat Undang-undang* Geoff Brigham, Ketua Peguam (“General Counsel”)

* Kami ingin merakamkan ucapan terima kasih kepada semua orang yang menjadikan dasar ini mungkin – kita tidak mungkin dapat mencipta dasar ini tanpa usaha antara jabatan yang sebenar dan penyertaan yang berharga dan maklum balas daripada masyarakat Wikimedia sejagat. Terima kasih diucapkan kepada James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, dan Tiffany Li atas sokongan luar biasa mereka semasa proses ini.

  1. Capaian pada Dasar Maklumat Bukan Awam turut diluluskan oleh Badan Amanah pada 25 April 2014. Sila ambil perhatian, bahawa syarat-syarat tertentu di bawah polisi itu hanya akan dicetuskan sebaik sahaja kami selesai membina alat yang diperlukan dan telah memberikan notis pada anggota masyarakat terjejas oleh keperluan tersebut seperti yang digariskan di dalam polisi. 


Lançando uma Política de Privacidade Feita de Maneira Wiki

É com muita alegria que anuciamos que no dia 25 de abril, a administração Wikimedia Foundation’s aprovou as novas politicas de privacidade. As novas politicas de privacidade explicam como nós recolhemos, usamos e gerimos a informação sobre 20 milhões de utilizadores registados e 490 milhões de visitas unicas por mês ao projecto Wikimedia.

Mas estas novas politicas não seriam possiveis sem o apoio de utilizadores como você. As novas politicas de privacidade é o resultado da consolturia da comunidade, ao longo de oito meses.

A necessidade de mudança

No ano 2013 reconhecemos que a nossa política de privacidade, a qual não tinha sido atualizada desde o 2008, não fazia referência a novas tecnologias ou fornecia suficientes detalhes aos nossos utilizadores de como seria manipulada a sua informação. Mas a maneira de Wikimedia é única – - soubemos que não poderíamos desenvolver uma política de privacidade sem a ajuda da mismísima comunidade de utilizadores que a política de privacidade tenta proteger. De modo que lançamos um chamado aberto convocando a participação da comunidade o 18 de junho do 2013, para averiguar quais problemas tem de importar-se e daí o que querem ver na nova política.

Armados com o documento aberto e conscientes das recentes revelações de vários programas governamentais de vigilância em massa, criámos uma proposta inicial para a nova política de privacidade e abrimos uma discussão online, com uma duração de 5 meses e meio.

Wikipédia: construída através da colaboração.

Aperfeiçoar a política de privacidade por meio de fazê-lo numa consulta

A nossa proposta inicial da nova política de privacidade passou por revisão da comunidade Wikimedia e detonou um debate animado. Na verdade, a discussão circundante à política de privacidade, diretrizes de retenção de informação, e a Política de Accesso à Informação Privada[1] foram contabilizadas mais de 195000 palavras e deram como resultado mais de 250 mudanças nos documentos. O que surgiu foi uma política de privacidade bem mais forte que reflete os valores da comunidade global Wikimedia.

Para obter mais informação sobre o processo de consulta e como a nova política de privacidade difere da anterior, façam favor, consultem a nossa publicação anterior.

O quê acontecer-lhes-á agora

Com a aprovação do Comité, começaremos um período de aviso num mês de duração que dar-lhes-á a todos outra oportunidade de revisar a nova política de privacidade. Após o período de aviso, a política entrará em vigor oficialmente.

Agradecemos a todos aqueles que participaram neste processo de colaboração, que deu como resultado uma política de privacidade que na verdade foi desenvolvida ao estilo Wiki. Nesse espírito, a nova política de privacidade está regida sob uma licença livre, de tal modo que qualquer podê-la-á reutilizar e partir dela para criar as suas próprias políticas de privacidade.

Michelle Paulson, Conselheiro Legal* Geoff Brigham, Conselheiro Geral

* Gostaríamos de expressar o nosso mais sincero agradecimento a todos aqueles que fizeram possível esta política de privacidade – não seria possível sem um esforço interdepartamental de grande magnitude, e a valiosa participação e retroalimentação da comunidade global Wikimedia. Agradecimentos especiais a James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, e a Tiffany Li pelo seu incrível apoio neste processo.

  1. A Política de Acesso à Informação Privada também foi aprovada pela Junta de Administradores o 25 de abril do 2014. No entanto, façam favor, tomem em conta que certos requisitos baixo esta política de privacidade serão começados unicamente até que se termine de criar as ferramentas necessárias e que se dê aviso aos membros da comunidade afetados por tais requisitos segundo está definido na política. 


Wiki Yoluyla Tasarlanmış bir Gizlilik Politikasını Başlatmak

Sizlere Wikimedia Güven Kurulu‘nun 25 nisan 2014 tarihinde yeni bir gizlilik politikasını onayladığını duyurmaktan mutluluk duyarız. Bu yeni gizlilik politikası yirmi milyona aşkın kayıtlı kullanıcı ve 490 milyon farklı ziyaretçiden elde edilen verilerin nasıl toplandığını, kullanıldığını ve düzenlendiğini açıklamaktadır.

Ancak bu politika sizin gibi kullanıcıların desteği olmasaydı mümkün olmazdı. Yeni politika sekiz ay boyunca sizlerden gelen öneriler sayesinde yaratıldı.

Bir değişim ihtiyacı

2013 yılının başlarında, 2008′den beri güncellenmemiş olan gizlilik politikamızın bir dizi yeni teknolojiyle bağlantı kuramadığını ve kullanıcılarımıza bilgilerinin nasıl işlendiğiyle ilgili yeteri kadar detay sunamadığını belirledik. Fakat Wikimedia yöntemi benzersizdir, kullancıları koruma amacındaki bir gizlilik politikasını, kullanıcı topluluğumuzun yardımı olmadan geliştiremeyeceğimizin farkındaydık. Bu nedenle 18 Haziran 2013 tarihinde, sizin için nelerin önemli olduğunu ve yeni gizlilik politikasında neleri görmek istediğinizi bulmak için topluluğa yönelik bir açık çağrı başlattık.

Bu veriler doğrultusunda ve kitlesel hükümet gözetim programları gibi ortaya çıkan yeni duyarlıkları göz önünde bulundurarak donatılan yeni bir gizlilik politikası için ilk taslak önerisini oluşturduk ve beş buçuk aylık bir çevrimiçi tartışmaya açtık.

Vikipedi: işbirliği ile yapılanma.

İstişare ederek gizlilik politikasını mükemmelleştirmek

Yeni gizlilik politikamızın ilk taslağı Wikimedia topluluğu tarafından ayrıntılı bir şekilde incelenmeye alındı ve hakkında canlı tartışmalar gerçekleştirildi. Aslında gizlilik politikasını, veri saklama kurallarını ve kamuya açık olmayan bilgilere erişim politikasını[1] çevreleyen tartışma, 195,000′in üzerinde kelimeye ulaştı ve 250′den çok belgede değişiklik yapılmasına vesile oldu. Ortaya çıkan, küresel Wikimedia topluluğunun değerlerini yansıtan çok daha güçlü bir politika oldu.

İstişare süreci hakkında daha çok bilgi ve yeni politika ile eskisi arasındaki farklılıklar için önceki yazımıza bakabilirsiniz.

Peki şimdi ne olacak?

Kurulun onayıyla, herkese yeni gizlilik politikasını incelemek için bir şans daha vermek için bir aylık duyuru sürecine başlayacağız. Duyuru sürecinin ardından politika resmen yürürlüğe girecek.

Gerçek wiki tarzıyla bir gizlilik politikası geliştirmemizle sonuçlanan bu açık ve ortak çalışmaya dayalı sürece katılan herkese teşekkür ederiz. Bu halet-i ruhiyeyle yeni gizlilik politikası, herkesin tekrar tekrar kullanabilmesi ve onu temel alarak yenilerini inşa edebilmesi için özgür bir lisansla korunmaktadır.

Michelle Paulson, Hukuk Müşaviri* Geoff Brigham, Genel Danışman

* Bu politikayı mümkün kılan tüm herkese içten teşekkürlerimizi sunmak istiyoruz. Bölümler arasındaki özverili çaba ile dünya çapındaki Wikimedia topluluğunun değerli katılımı ve geri bildirimleri olmasaydı bu politikayı oluşturamazdık. Bu süreç boyunca inanılmaz desteklerini esirgemeyen James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas ve Tiffany Li’ye özellikle teşekkürler.

  1. Kamuya Açık Olmayan Bilgilere Erişim Politikası da 25 Nisan 2014 tarihinde Güven Kurulu tarafından onaylanmıştır. Ancak lütfen unutmayın, bu politika altındaki bazı gereksinimler yalnızca bir kez, gerekli araçların inşasını tamamladığımızda ve bunları politikada belirtildiği gibi bu gereksinimlerden etkilenen topluluk üyelerine verdiğimizde tetiklenecektir.


Mία Πολιτική Προσωπικών Δεδομένων Δημιουργημένη με τον Wiki Τρόπο


Είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να ανακοινώσουμε ότι στις 25 Απριλίου, 2014, το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο του Ιδρύματος Wikimedia ενέκρινε μία νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων. Η νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων εξηγεί πώς συλλέγουμε, χρησιμοποιούμε και διαχειριζόμαστε την πληροφορία των πάνω από 20 εκατομμυρίων εγγεγραμένων χρηστών και 490 εκατομμύρια μηνιαίους μοναδικούς επισκέπτες στα εγχειρήματα της Wikimedia.

Αλλά η πολιτική δεν θα ήταν δυνατή χωρίς την υποστήριξη των χρηστών σαν και εσάς. Η νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων είναι το αποτέλεσμα μιας διαβούλευσης με την κοινότητα που εκτείνεται πάνω από οκτώ μήνες.

Μια ανάγκη για αλλαγή

Στις αρχές του 2013, αναγνωρίσαμε ότι η πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων μας, που δεν είχε ανανεωθεί από το 2008, δεν λάμβανε υπόψιν μια πληθώρα από νέες τεχνολογίες ούτε παρείχε αρκετές λεπτομέρειες στους χρήστες για τον τρόπο που γινόταν χρήση των πληροφοριών τους. Αλλά ο τρόπος της Wikimedia είναι μοναδικός — εμείς ξέραμε ότι δεν θα μπορούσαμε να αναπτύξουμε μια πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων χωρίς την βοήθεια της ίδιας κοινότητας χρηστών που η πολιτική είχε ως σκοπό να προστατέψει. Έτσι, εμείς παρουσιάσαμε μία ανοιχτή πρόσκληση για δηλώσεις από την κοινότητα στις 18 Ιουνίου 2013, για να μάθουμε ποια ζητήματα ήταν ποιο σημαντικά για εσάς, και τι θα θέλατε να δείτε στην νέα πολιτική πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων.

Οπλισμένοι με αυτές τις δηλώσεις και λαμβάνοντας υπόψιν της ευαισθησίες που προκλήθηκαν από τις πρόσφατες αποκαλύψεις μαζικά κυβερνητικά προγράμματα παρακολούθησης, δημιουργήσαμε ένα αρχικό σχέδιο πρότασης για την νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων και ανοίξαμε μια διαδικτυακή συζήτηση διάρκειας 5.5 μηνών.

Βικιπαίδεια: χτισμένη μέσω συνεργασίας.

Τελειοποιώντας την πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων μέσω διαβούλευσης

To αρχικό σχέδιο πρότασης της νέας πολιτικής προσωπικών δεδομένων υποβλήθηκε σε κριτική από την κοινότητα Wikimedia και πυροδότησε μια εμπνευσμένη συζήτηση. Πραγματικά, η συζήτηση γύρω από την πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων, τις κατευθύντριες γραμμές για την διατήρηση δεδομένων και την πολιτική πρόσβασης σε εμπιστευτικές πληροφορίες[1] ανήλθαν σε πάνω από 195.000 λέξεις και είχαν ως αποτέλεσμα πάνω από 250 αλλαγές στα έγγραφα. Αυτό που αναδύθηκε ήταν μια πολύ πιο δυνατή πολιτική που αντικατοπτρίζει τις αξίες της παγκόσμιας κοινότητας Wikimedia.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες περί της διαδικασίας διαβούλευσης και πώς η νέα πολιτική διαφέρει από την παλιά, παρακαλώ δείτε το προηγούμενό μας άρθρο.

Τι γίνεται τώρα?

Με την έγκριση του Συμβουλίου, θα ξεκινήσουμε μια περίοδο ειδοποιήσεων διάρκειας ενός μήνα, για να δώσουμε σε όλους την ευκαιρία να αξιολογήσουν την νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων. Μετά την περίοδο ειδοποιήσεων, η πολιτική θα τεθεί σε ισχύ επισήμως.

Ευχαριστούμε όλους όσους συμμετείχαν σε αυτήν την ανοιχτή και συμμετοχική διαδικασία, που είχε ως αποτέλεσμα μια πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων που ήταν πραγματικά ανεπτυγμένη με τον wiki τρόπο. Σε αυτό το πνεύμα, η νέα πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων βρίσκεται υπό μια ελεύθερη άδεια χρήσης έτσι ώστε να μπορεί οποιοσδήποτε να τη χρησιμοποιήσει και να βασιστεί πάνω της όταν φτιάχνει τη δική του πολιτική προσωπικών δεδομένων.

Michelle Paulson, Νομικός Σύμβουλος* Geoff Brigham, Γενικός Σύμβουλος

* Θα θέλαμε να εκφράσουμε τις ειλικρινείς ευχαριστίες σε όλους όσους έκαναν αυτήν την πολιτική πραγματικότητα — δεν θα μπορούσαμε να φτιάξουμε αυτήν την πολιτική χωρίς μια πραγματικά διατμηματική προσπάθεια και την πολύτιμη συμμετοχή και ανάδραση της παγκόσμιας κοινότητας Wikimedia. Ειδικές ευχαριστίες προς James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, και Tiffany Li για την απίστευτη υποστήριξη κατά τη διάρκεια της διαδικασίας.

  1. Η Πολιτική Πρόσβασης σε Εμπιστευτικές Πληροφορίες εγκρίθηκε και αυτή από το Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο στις 25 Απριλίου 2014. Σημειώστε, ωστόσο, ότι κάποιες προϋποθέσεις υπό αυτήν της πολιτική θα ενεργοποιηθούν εφόσον έχουμε ολοκληρώσει την δημιουργία των απαραίτητων εργαλείων, και έχουν δοθεί ειδοποιήσεις στα μέλη της κοινότητας που επηρεάζονται από αυτές τις προϋποθέσεις όπως ορίζεται από την πολιτική.

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Lançando uma Política de Privacidade Feita da Maneira Wiki

É com muita alegria que anunciamos que no dia 25 de Abril de 2014, o Comitê de Administração da Wikimedia Foundation aprovou uma nova política de privacidade. A nova política de privacidade explica como nós recolhemos, usamos e gerimos as informações sobre os 20 milhões de utilizadores registrados e as 490 milhões de visitas únicas por mês aos projetos Wikimedia.

Mas estas novas politicas não seriam possíveis sem o apoio de utilizadores como você. As novas políticas de privacidade são o resultado das consultas feitas pela comunidade ao longo de oito meses.

A necessidade de uma mudança

No início de 2013, nós reconhecemos que a nossa política de privacidade, que não havia sido atualizada desde 2008, não não fazia referências a novas tecnologias nem fornecia suficientes detalhes aos nossos utilizadores de como sua informação seria manuseada. Mas a Wikimedia tem um jeito único — nós sabemos que não poderíamos desenvolver uma política de privacidade sem a ajuda do próprio usuário da comunidade, a quem a política de privacidade visa proteger. Então, lançamos um comunicado aberto, convocando a participação da comunidade no dia 18 de Junho de 2013 para descobrir quais eram suas maiores preocupações e o que gostariam de ver em uma nova política.

Armados com o comunicado e conscientes das recentes revelações de vários programas governamentais de vigilância em massa, criamos uma proposta inicial para a nova política de privacidade e abrimos uma discussão online que durou 5 meses e meio.

Wikipédia: construída por meio de colaboração.

Aperfeiçoar a política de privacidade por meio de consulta

Nossa proposta inicial da nova política de privacidade passou por revisão pela comunidade Wikimedia e logo iniciou-se um debate animado. De fato, a discussão a respeito da política de privacidade, diretrizes de retenção de informação, e a política de acesso à informação privada[1] totalizou mais de 195.000 palavras e resultou em mais de 250 mudanças nos documentos. O que surgiu foi uma política de privacidade muito mais forte, que reflete os valores da comunidade global Wikimedia.

Para obter mais informações sobre o processo de consulta e sobre as diferenças da nova política em relação à usada anteriormente, por favor consultem nossa publicação anterior.

O que acontece a partir de agora?

Com a aprovação da Administração, se iniciará um período de anúncio com duração de um mês para dar a todos outra oportunidade de rever a nova política. Logo após esse período, a política entrará oficialmente em vigor.

Agradecemos a todos aqueles que participaram neste processo aberto e colaborativo, o qual resultou numa política de privacidade que foi verdadeiramente desenvolvida à maneira wiki. Seguindo esse espírito, a nova política de privacidade é regida sob uma licença livre, de modo que qualquer um poderá reutilizá-la e desenvolver sua própria política com base nela.

Michelle Paulson, Advogada Legal* Geoff Brigham, Advogado Geral

* Gostaríamos de expressar nossos sinceros agradecimentos a todos aqueles que fizeram essa política possível — não poderíamos ter criado tal política sem um verdadeiro esforço de todos os departamentos e sem a valiosa participação e o retorno da comunidade global Wikimedia. Agradecimentos especiais vão para James Alexander, Heather Walls, Luis Villa, Roshni Patel, Toby Negrin, Megumi Yukie, Dario Taraborelli, Jorge Vargas, e a Tiffany Li pelo seu incrível apoio neste processo.

  1. A política de acesso à informação privada também foi aprovada pelo Comitê de Administradores no dia 25 de Abril de 2014. Porém, pedimos que notem que certos requisitos contidos nesta nova política somente entrarão em vigor quando terminarmos de criar as ferramentas necessárias e forem dados avisos aos membros da comunidade afetados por tais requisitos, conforme definido na política.

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What happens when someone asks us for your information?

Wikimedia projects are created by the contribution and collaboration of users all over the world. As we work towards our goal of providing free and educational content globally, we here at the Wikimedia Foundation (“WMF”) understand that we must strive to protect user privacy (and sometimes anonymity), without which Wikimedia projects would not be where they are today. We also understand our obligation to individuals and agencies who are working to protect the public and stop illegal activity. Although rare, it is possible for these two responsibilities to collide when we are presented with a request for user information, such as a subpoena or a warrant.

Transparency and consistency through clear guidelines

Today, we are happy to announce the release of our Requests for User Information Procedures and Guidelines (“guidelines”). The purpose of these guidelines is threefold: (1) to create greater transparency and understanding around the types of information collected and retained in relation to the Wikimedia projects; (2) to set appropriate expectations with third parties seeking user information as to what requirements they must meet before we will consider their request; and (3) to establish a clear and consistent procedure by which third-party requests for user information will be handled.

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These guidelines, in conjunction with our Privacy Policy[1] and our Data Retention Guidelines, explain the types of data held by WMF. Given our culture of transparency, most information — like the edit history of a particular user or webpage — is available publicly on our sites. However, some information is nonpublic, such as the IP addresses of registered users. As a general rule, unlike other websites, we collect very little nonpublic information about our users and retain that information for limited amounts of time.

Although requests for user information are relatively rare, we believe it’s important to review such requests with a critical eye because some requests are legitimate, but some are not. Therefore, the Foundation carefully scrutinizes every request for information we receive, whether from law enforcement, a government agency, or a civil litigant. Nonpublic user information will only be disclosed in accordance with our Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, and only if valid and enforceable under applicable United States law, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”) (18 U.S.C. §§2510-2522, 18 U.S.C. §§ 2701-2711, and 18 U.S.C. §§ 3121-3127).[2] The guidelines released today provide clear guidance to third parties seeking user information about exactly what we need from them to properly evaluate their request.[3]