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Re: DELETE and 410 Gone

From: Alexandre Morgaut <Alexandre.Morgaut@4d.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:08:07 +0200
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, J Ross Nicoll <jrn@jrn.me.uk>, httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D603D00E-2CBE-4045-8249-15BB9DEB3A3D@4d.com>

On 25 août 2011, at 16:35, Karl Dubost wrote:

> Alexandre, Julian,
> Le 25 août 2011 à 09:10, Alexandre Morgaut a écrit :
>> This difference is an interesting piece of information to give to the user but for some privacy policy it might also be a lack of security.
> Ah! interesting. Tell us more.

In Europe there is a very important topic called in French "droit a l'oubli numérique"
A bit hard to translate... It means, if you have, or other have, put some of your private data on the Web, but later, you want/need this data to be removed, you should be able to do it. There is Lawers working hard on that. This requirement may aslo occur on public data.

Use cases:
 - change of identity of somebody, maybe a whole family for their security
 - someone is tagged by a third party on a picture and want this tag to be removed (the picture may be completly unrelated to the person like a porn or a racist picture just to give him a bad reputation)

The fact is that with some very google friendly URL anyone could try some manually constructed URL to know if something has be related to another

Someone told me this guy was member of this organization
I check

-> GET http://thisorganiztion.org/members/john-doe
<- 410 Gone HTTP1/1

If this wanted all his informations being removed from this organization website (he may not agree any more with its actions), here there is a problem...


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