[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4223: Can we link the Data Erasure Request form/page into the Privacy Policy

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Tue Feb 26 18:28:25 UTC 2019

#4223: Can we link the Data Erasure Request form/page into the Privacy Policy
 Reporter:  garrett-eclipse       |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                |   Milestone:
Component:  General               |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-privacy-review  |
Changes (by garrett-eclipse):

 * keywords:   => needs-privacy-review


 For the verbiage I would append the following as a new paragraph to the
 end of the 'Retention of personal information' section;
 If you would like to request deletion of your account and associated data
 please follow the following steps:
 1. Visit https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/data-erasure-request/
 2. Enter your Email Address
 3. Click 'Accept Declaration and Request Permanent Account Deletion'.
 Note: If you have a WP.org account it's recommended you login before
 submitting to associate your account to the request.

 Note: I'm not sure we need the note above, but from my testing the form if
 you are logged it it'll auto-populate the form and there's a note about
 needing to login if the email is associated with an account;
 "Please Note: Before we can begin processing your request, we’ll require
 that you verify ownership of the email address. If the email address is
 associated with an account, we’ll also require you to log in to that
 account first."

 I'm also unaware of the process after the request, is an email
 confirmation sent to the user prior to erasure? Does that only get sent if
 the user wasn't logged in?
 *If anyone knows the process after the form is submitted that'd assist me
 in writing verbiage. Also I'm unsure if the process differs depending on
 if the user was logged in or not when they made the request.

 I'm going to flag in #core-privacy to see if anyone has further thoughts
 on verbiage.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4223#comment:1>
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