[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3244: Data Protection and Bank Detail issues

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#3244: Data Protection and Bank Detail issues
 Reporter:  Hugo Finley                 |       Owner:
     Type:  defect                      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                      |   Milestone:
Component:  WordCamp Site & Plugins     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-patch good-first-bug  |

Comment (by Hugo Finley):

 The data is mostly sensitive because everything is provided with the bank
 details, like home address and name on the account. You are right that
 back account details are printed on cheques along with the name of the
 account holder, but personal addresses tend not to be. I am concerned by
 the amount of information stored in these forms and the amount of people
 who have access to them.

 Redacting the information after 14 days would make this safer. I assume
 that the payment details are stored somewhere safely in conjunction with
 the storage of personal data. In terms of EU law this will need to be
 looked at more when the GDPR comes into effect next May.

 I also mention this because this type of sensitive information is
 currently still being stored on all previous WordCamp websites, for
 example I can still access the 2015 WordCamp sites which store these
 details too.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3244#comment:3>
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