[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7818: Privacy: Data export for Activity

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Tue May 22 21:21:39 UTC 2018

#7818: Privacy: Data export for Activity
 Reporter:  boonebgorges           |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                 |   Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Activity               |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  has-patch 2nd-opinion  |

Comment (by boonebgorges):

 Thanks, @DJPaul. You're correct that activity descriptions don't necessary
 contain the pattern of link data. But the item_id, secondary_item_id,
 type, and component properties (especially the first two) are fairly
 uninformative for end-users. To make them useful, we'd need a large
 translation matrix: `item_id` means X for `type` Y, etc. This is a lot of
 work just to reproduce what the description already does for all core
 activity types.

 Perhaps a middle ground is to pass the value through a filter, so that
 third-party tools can be responsible for formatting activity items of
 their own type.

 We should work toward a future where it's possible to get an export of
 data and do something programmatic with it, like importing it to another
 BP installation. It will be hard: we'll need things like UUIDs for each BP
 object. However, this is a separate project from the kind of export
 discussed here, whose goal is to show the user "what the site knows about
 me", in compliance with GDPR and other user-facing regulations. So I think
 we should set aside the more interesting thing for the time being.

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