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Les Bayliss

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Message 91420 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 9:29:21 UTC - in response to Message 91419.  

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Message 91421 - Posted: 7 May 2019, 10:27:05 UTC - in response to Message 91420.  

Yes, that is along the lines of what I've seen. I don't think "not being in the EU" is really valid as these rules are proliferating.
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Message 91447 - Posted: 9 May 2019, 8:40:05 UTC - in response to Message 91415.  

The only part of "BOINC Central" that has any need to consider the implications of GDPR are these forum.
For the record - not true.

"BOINC Central" provides and maintains all the backroom tools that give effect to user choices, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the database which tracks workunits, tasks, time, credit and so on. 'Users' and 'Tasks' are tightly integrated: Einstein issues certificates to the users who discover new pulsars - so they need to know who ran what. And many other examples: GPUGrid issues badges for contribution levels to each separate published research paper.

GDPR requires that user data like that can be deleted on request. History, integrity, and the 'right to be forgotten' required a delicate juggling act, involving (IIRC) replacing user and computer ID numbers with dummy values when the user withdraws consent.
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