fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

Hey! Can anyone assist me in adding the fact that my micro.blog now exists and where it is hosted to my gdpr data privavy notice?! I think i‘m requiref to add it - but i‘m not sure :-/ (german citizen here)

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jean
jean

@fschuttkowski Hi Florian. Welcome to Micro.blog. I added this post to our Discover feed, and hopefully some other German microbloggers will know the answer and reply.

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@jean wow! Thank you 💕 Glad to be here, this looks very promising ☺️ Also thank you for the support

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ovr
ovr

@fschuttkowski Wilkommen!

Vergessen Sie es, niemand wird eine solche Seite voller Aussagen vermissen.

Wenn Sie es trotzdem genau wissen wollen: fragen Sie @vincent - er kennt die Details der technischen Infrastruktur von microdotblog.

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vincent
vincent

@fschuttkowski Howdy. You don't need a GDPR notice if you're not a business. That's my understanding, especially when it comes to personal websites. However, your site is hosted in the US, namely Dallas in Texas. We also have a content delivery network, for optimised image hosting around the globe.

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vincent
vincent

@ovr Thanks! Have messaged back.

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@vincent awesome thank you! 🙏 Do you know where I can post bugs? I am unable to upload a test image from my iPhone :-/ There is an error, unfortunately I cannot attach a screenshot 😅

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vincent
vincent

@fschuttkowski are you using iOS 17 by any chance? There is an issue with image uploads depending if it’s in iCloud Photos or not (that I’ve seen reported and can replicate). Email help@micro.blog and I’ll pick it up.

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@vincent yes i am. Okay, what should i submit? The screenshot and which additional information? In the meantime it works, only for some images it doesn’t. Could be the iCloud thing you mentioned

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@ovr danke! 👍

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vincent
vincent

@fschuttkowski just send me the screenshot and I’ll have a look ✌️

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sod
sod

@vincent @fschuttkowski First the obligatory disclaimer, IANAL. 😅 Now, regarding:

You don't need a GDPR notice if you're not a business.

It depends. There are exemptions for natural persons when it comes to processing personal data as part of a purely private activity, like adding contact information to your address book.

But that exemption may not apply if you decide to publish your address book to a large audience on, for example, your blog.

Source: The purposes and scope of GDPR.

So, to be on the safe side, you should talk to a lawyer. Or, you know, just not post personal data like names, addresses, or photographs of identifiable (and alive) EU citizens on your blog. 😊 If there's no personal data, GDPR does not apply.

Another thing that may impact you, as a German, is the Impressumspflicht. Here's an overview on the IndieWeb wiki.

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@sod thank you for that extensive answer! ❤️

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vincent
vincent

@sod hey, don’t quote me haha 🤣 Good answer/explanation, so thank you for that. — way beyond anything I would go in to 😝

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sod
sod

@vincent hehe, there's still time to change your original reply and have me look like an idiot, quoting stuff that's not there. 😅 I would have loved not to have delved so deeply into the intricacies of GDPR, but a significant portion of my clients has historically comprised government agencies, municipalities, and the like, and they (or rather, their lawyers) are very nervous and care a lot about the regulations. (Which is a good thing!)

So, it was more or less unavoidable; I had to learn waaaaay more about GDPR than I would have otherwise to be able to do a good job.

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