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 iโ€˜m requiref to add it - but iโ€˜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 ๐Ÿ’• Glad to be here, this looks very promising โ˜บ๏ธ 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! ๐Ÿ™ 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 ๐Ÿ˜…

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vincent
vincent

@fschuttkowski are you using iOS 17 by any chance? There is an issue with image uploads depending if itโ€™s in iCloud Photos or not (that Iโ€™ve seen reported and can replicate). Email help@micro.blog and Iโ€™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 doesnโ€™t. Could be the iCloud thing you mentioned

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fschuttkowski
fschuttkowski

@ovr danke! ๐Ÿ‘

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vincent
vincent

@fschuttkowski just send me the screenshot and Iโ€™ll have a look โœŒ๏ธ

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sod
sod

@vincent @fschuttkowski First the obligatory disclaimer, IANAL. ๐Ÿ˜… 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. ๐Ÿ˜Š 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! โค๏ธ

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vincent
vincent

@sod hey, donโ€™t quote me haha ๐Ÿคฃ Good answer/explanation, so thank you for that. โ€” way beyond anything I would go in to ๐Ÿ˜

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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. ๐Ÿ˜… 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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