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braiam

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Message 378 - Posted: 30 Mar 2020, 21:29:51 UTC
Last modified: 30 Mar 2020, 21:32:18 UTC

Hi,

I would really like to be able to see my hosts impact in the BOINC network as individual and as a team member. But for that, I need to be able to have my hosts attached to my account in the different projects I contribute to. Currently the manager assigns our hosts to a generic account in Science United name, and I would like if I could opt out of that method and share my email and account details with the projects if I decide to do so. Could this be implemented in a "privacy" settings?

Also, some projects only allow you to report problems when you accumulated X amount of points (Einstein@home is an example of such project). That means that if a host has trouble with the project, it cannot ask for assistance of the project owners.
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wulf 21

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Message 399 - Posted: 7 Apr 2020, 6:10:23 UTC

A General waiver "allow my personal data to be sent anywhere" wouldn't really be GDPR compliant. It is built to make people aware of what is done with their data, so it requires an explicit opt-in in the form of "I allow my data to be sent to organization XYZ".

The cleanest way would be to allow this as a 2 step process in the projects section, where you first need to create your own account on the projects page (offer link to open page in new window) - so you must actively give your personal email to the preoject first - and then after this is done have an option "use my own account" that allows you to store your account credentials on this website, so it will attach the project with them on next sync.
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braiam

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Message 403 - Posted: 8 Apr 2020, 5:20:31 UTC - in response to Message 399.  

That would be a very stringent representation of the GDPR, which would be a nightmare for any data processor. The processing of data (which includes "disclosure by transmission") is lawful so long as "the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;". The specific purpose here is to manage science projects that run on the users system. If that's not enough, it's allowed if "processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;". Which again, we create an account on SD so we can manage our hosts boinc instances.

Please, post the specific articles that refer to consent, as I didn't see them in the https://gdpr.eu/ page.
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