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  1. Hey Lindy, well that's very unfortunate to hear, especially because it was announced previously that this would be included with the invisionpower software itself. For me personally its also a cost factor since I only send out mass mails every few months and do not want to pay extra for something that should have been included in the software in the first place. At this moment I'd rather prefere to have the mass mail function removed completely instead of the current state. Germany's largest ISP has permanentely blocked our IP for sending out mails without bounce handling. I was not aware of this being an issue. Sure, that's my fault, I should have known. But that goes for you guys, too 😉 Are there plans to support more external systems? Especially open source ones like the popular PHPlist?
  2. The source of the problem is not the issue as it is the IPS Software that cannot handle bounces. There's not even a mail option to specify a return mail address.
  3. Can you go into detail about this? I do not see any options to specify a bounce handling mailbox when sending bulk mails from IPS.
  4. Well my community just got permanetely BLOCKED by germany's largest ISP "Deutsche Telekom" for sending out mails to a so called Spam Trap. I do not bother my users often with mails and since there's no bounce management in IPS I got blocked for mailing a recycled spam trap. They won't unblock me until i "clean up my data" - which I cannot do because I do not know what defunct email address has become the spamtrap. a few more days and it's 2019... Is this ever going to happen?
  5. Looks like i still cannot search custom fields which makes the whole pages custom databases pretty much useless... Any update on this?
  6. Hello there! Just how absurd the GDRP can be explained by famous german lawyer Mr Solmecke. Enable Subtitles with English translation... Enjoy...
  7. For the data that leaves the EU please ensure that the hosting company in the US complies with the Privacy Shield Agreement. Please note that the previous "Safe Harbor" Agreement is not deemed enough according to the EU high courts. There are several due diligence things for your to do: Check and if your hoster in the US has a VALID certificate: www.privacyshield.gov/list These certificates are to be checked and renewed every 12 months If your hoster is not on the list you theoretically can bind him contractually but I guess that's not gonna happen. Your hoster needs to provide a data processing agreement that is GDPR compliant Personally, I would move the data to servers in the EU. Why host in the US in the first place?
  8. Said someone who clearly never had an Abmahnung ? Take Facebook for example: all bad press aside, FB reacted accordingly. Even a Lithuanian hosting company I do business with has responded with preemptive solutions. As well as every other company I do business with. All but one: IPS. The law is known since 2016 - we're in 2018 and theres not even a data processing agreement. I do realize "lets see and react" is very american, but that does not help me or even pays my legal fees. Using your resources right is very much appreciated. But don't you feel that you should assist your EU customers and provide solutions instead of a legal uncertainty? I do not expect that the check-box thingy for contact forms will emerge as the way to do things in the long run - but after this has been decided by the highest courts over here YEARS will pass. And hundreds of thousands of euros will be spent in order to reach this. I do not have 100k lying around nor the time. All while you are in risk of getting those cease and desist letters on a daily basis. And since even government-run websites implement checkboxes these days - i'd like to be better safe than sorry. ?
  9. Business-wise not the best decision. While implementing all relevant data-privacy options would open up the software for each and every country the current approach does not. For countries that do not need feature X there's no downside, just don't use the feature. For countries that need a specific option it's more or less 'goodbye IPS'. I would strongly advise against it. Imagine someone else claims ownership of said postings. Especially if this happens with content that passes the threshold of originality this could create a big problem. If you keep a record of the previously assigned username in relation to the 'Guest_1234' substitute you are not deleting all personal information according to GDPR.
  10. I am no expert on UK law but I can tell you from experience that it is not allowed in Germany. It would be absolutely absurd if anyone could just install 8K PTZ Dome cams and zoom in on your girlfriends boobs, now would it? While this has nothing to do with requirements for web tools I have to add: The new GDPR law trumps all local laws. Not much of an impact in the UK i guess since they're leaving.... ?
  11. Well that all depends if your software causes the personal information to be published or if its a third party. In your example a third party (re)posts personal information, not you. Its very common in other cases that if you do something to the "best of your abilities" it is considered to be enough. In such highly speculative instances you are obliged to remove such personal information as soon as you get notified not before. When using a software like this and use the embedded function to quote someone I guess one could make a very compelling case against you. You as the publisher of the website know about the quote function, therefore it can be expected that if someone wants to have their personal information deleted you have to include known instances of such information. Since it is entirely technically possible to provide a detailed history of every usage of personal information (aka store a log each time someone is quoted) you will have to delete the quoted parts or at least anonymize the username. The aspect of documenting the usage of personal information is a cornerstone of the GDPR.
  12. Excellent observation! This needs to be addressed asap ?
  13. Thanks for reminding me. I actually do not know. Following the WhatsApp example you'd basically have to ask every single member if he's over 16. If not you have to delete him. I could imagine a check-box during sign up for new members. Current List of unresolved issues: Check-boxes to get consent from guests for contact forms, comments etc. Age verification during sign-up and reevaluation of existing members Data processing agreement @Wolfie What matters is, that webmasters and publishers are being protected from the fraudulent claims of all those cease and desist letters ("Abmahnung"). This concept is non existent in other countries. There's a dedicated industry to these kind of claims here. While in the US the lawyer chooses his rate, in most European countries he does not. Theres a fixed rate that only allows for a small variance. So if you have to defent yourself in court against a stupid claim in relation lets say the checkboxes it will cost you 10-15.000 USD. Unless you win entirely of course. And that's not the case most of the time - because as you've stated yourself: even judges do not understand most of the internet stuff. Heck even our chancellor proclaimed in an infamous speed in 2015 that the internet is a "undiscovered country". So setting all the personal thoughts and opinions aside: there's a strong uncertainty with the new guidelines and an enormous potential for Abmahnungen. Even the government does not exactly know how to interprete the laws. So you see government-run pages with checkboxes for contact forms an one with simple data privacy statments while a select few laywers here point out that infact no data privacy notice at all need to be given. I care a great deal about my wallet. And if state-run websites implement a certain method, my laywer recommens it and tons of so called experts tell you to implement checkboxes "just to be safe" well... I do like to be safe. Oh and btw: of course video recordings in front of a bank are personal information. In fact they are so intensively personal that such recordings are not allowed in EU law. @Matt Thanks for your ongoing patience with this matter!
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