[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #44258: Inconsistency in Export and Erase Personal data behavior

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Tue May 29 12:01:21 UTC 2018

#44258: Inconsistency in Export and Erase Personal data behavior
 Reporter:  subrataemfluence  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)      |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  General           |    Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal            |   Keywords:  gdpr
  Focuses:                    |
 I am not sure if it is done on purpose but I have noticed an inconsistency
 in selecting contents for `Erase Personal Data` tool compared to `Export
 Personal Data` tool.

 I have made a few comments as well as uploaded some images through Media

 My account display name is Subrata Sarkar and the email address is gdpr-
 tester at emailprovider.com

 I created an Export Request for gdpr-tester at emailprovider.com and
 downloaded the `.zip` file. I see both comments and media files are
 considered in index.html as a part of Personal Data.

 On the contrary, Erase Personal Data for the same email address does not
 consider Media Files. In Media Library the images uploaded by me are still
 showing uploaded by Subrata Sarkar!

 Comment author is updated to `Anonymous` though.

 Am missing something?

 One more thing I have noticed. May be this is done to comply with GDPR
 regulations. That is, in users' list the email addresses are no longer
 appearing for each user, although I am logged in as the admin. Just wanted
 to know if this is the case.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/44258>
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