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New member Viswa has requested that his account be disabled and threads and posts removed
 
What's going on?
He's the second one this month.
Viswa kept reporting his own posts, and finally emailed the admin contact, asking to be removed, along with all his posts and threads.

'Amir Alzallam was banned, and afterwards emailed the admin contact demanding all his posts be removed, or he would sue.
 
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I agree that deleting a person's content can make nonsense of some threads where they participate. But apparently new European data protection regulations require us to comply.

Does anyone know more about it?

The content has been removed from view, not permanently deleted, so it can easily be restored to the boards
 
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Viswa kept reporting his own posts, and finally emailed the admin contact, asking to be removed, along with all his posts and threads.

'Amir Alzallam was banned, and afterwards emailed the admin contact demanding all his posts be removed, or he would sue.
I see .. I wasn't criticising, just wondered.
Sometimes it feels like the world is becoming more barmy .. or is it just me.
I guess women playing football and men entering beauty contests is quite normal. ;)
 
It would be interesting to know more about this, imo.
For instance, can a person demand to have all their content deleted from Twitter or Facebook?
To do so makes nonsense of discussions they participate in
"Twitter received 47,572 legal demands to remove content specifying 198,931 accounts. This record-breaking number of accounts specified for content removal is now the largest ever that Twitter has received since our first transparency report. The 10% increase in the total number of legal demands in this reporting period is another record-breaking number that makes this transparency report historically significant ..."

For now I have restored the deleted posts to their original position in the affected threads, but with the actual content replaced by 'Reply removed at user's own request' in order to try to preserve the continuity of those threads. I have not restored Viswa's thread, however, pending better legal advice
 
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What is the right to get your data deleted?​

The right to get your data deleted is also known as the ‘right to erasure’. You can ask an organisation that holds data about you to delete that data. In some circumstances, they must then do so. You may sometimes hear this called the ‘right to be forgotten’ ...
 
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