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Re: making developer location from ldap public?

Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> writes:

> I understand why it must be optional, but I'm unclear why that means
> that the default must be opt-in.  Can you explain?

> We are talking about Debian Developers, who are supposed to read their
> email.  We can easily give people fair warning, and then make the
> change.

Would not changing a privacy policy in that fashion with only opt-out
notification be illegal in countries with real privacy laws?  I know I
personally would consider it akin to the sorts of games that commercial
companies play with my personal information.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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