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Opened 13 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#44414 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Granular erasure, alteration or anonymization of data

Reported by: dejliglama Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Privacy Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


In the Erasure tool, we need to give the possibility of only erasing, altering or anonymizing parts of the data.

This means that an erasure request, need to output all data in editable fields along with buttons to anonymize that one piece of data - or completely delete it.

-- Granular erasure of data
People may want to delete just some part of the datas (maybe a second address, the family status, their phone number) and let other data to be processed for their sake (they want to be in your interest based newsletter).

Change History (4)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
13 months ago

  • Summary changed from Granular erasure, alteration or anoymization of data to Granular erasure, alteration or anonymization of data

#2 @garrett-eclipse
6 months ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback needs-design needs-patch removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Version set to 4.9.6

Thanks @dejliglama for the suggestion.

I'm going to close this as maybelater as it sounds more appropriate to be implemented as a plugin rather than core. In core, the erasure tool should be as simplistic as possible. As well users who've requested their data and see specific items they want to be erased over the entirety of their data can either login to remove those items from their profile or request specific erasure from the admin.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.

6 months ago

#4 @dejliglama
6 months ago

Agreed. It was created during the early stages of developing the GDPR tools.

I've seen that addons like Woo have implemented parts of this idea as part of its integration into the gdpr tools.

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