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Disable Gravatar by default #14212
Gravatar should be disabled by default for new installations.
Why is it needed?
Gravatar is a third party service used to show a profile image when a user has not uploaded a profile picture. In default installations
Disable Gravatar by default for new installations or make it possible to enable/disable it in the setup UI.
referenced this issue
Dec 24, 2018
@gerbenvandekraats it’s better to talk about it here in the issue and keep the PR for technical discussions
@JoshuaLuckers If you consider md5 hashes as one way hashing (not considering the weak type of hashing it is, and how rainbow tables might make it possible to find the original email from a md5 hash), then no, this is not a GDPR issue.
GDPR says nothing about anonymous collection of statistics. As long as the information can not identify one particular user or person, then it does not violate GDPR.