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[GDPR] Right to be forgotten/erased #9766

rodrigok opened this issue Feb 19, 2018 · 0 comments

[GDPR] Right to be forgotten/erased #9766

rodrigok opened this issue Feb 19, 2018 · 0 comments


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@rodrigok rodrigok commented Feb 19, 2018


Also known as Data Erasure, the right to be forgotten entitles the data subject to have the data controller erase his/her personal data, cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data. The conditions for erasure, as outlined in article 17, include the data no longer being relevant to original purposes for processing, or a data subjects withdrawing consent. It should also be noted that this right requires controllers to compare the subjects' rights to "the public interest in the availability of the data" when considering such requests.


This can be a web page / option to delete the account + all user generated content - exactly how this should be done can be hard, but it is the GDPR rights for the user to do this

Solution (draft)

  • We already have that option, but we do not remove the messages from public and private rooms, we only remove the DM messages
  • It should be an admin option so the work is:
    • Create a new admin option to enable delete messages from not direct rooms when a user is deleted
    • Delete the user's messages if the setting is enabled


  • 3h of work
@rodrigok rodrigok added this to the 0.63.0 milestone Feb 19, 2018
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@rodrigok rodrigok added this to Desireable in 0.63.0 via automation Mar 26, 2018
@rodrigok rodrigok moved this from Desireable to To do in 0.63.0 Mar 26, 2018
@rodrigok rodrigok moved this from To do to Done in 0.63.0 Mar 26, 2018
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