EU's GDPR - auto-remove metadata from upload and PDF generated files

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EU's GDPR - auto-remove metadata from upload and PDF generated files

Post by pt20100201 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:57 pm

EU's GDPR - auto-remove metadata from upload and PDF generated files
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Dear Development Team

A User ("standard" or "administrator") is the main responsible for file content's GDPR compliance.

A file metadata is just one of the items to which GDPR rules must be applied.

phpMyFAQ could
  • help a non-technological oriented user to remove metadata from his/her files
  • easy the administrator tasks related to metadata removal

by offering an option to auto-remove the metadata
  • upon the file (images,...) upload
  • after the file upload
  • in phpMyFAQ generated PDF files present
    • in the PDF contents - an inserted image may contain its original metadata
    • in the PDF's file itself - perhaps not the most frequent action on a FAQ system
The option should be active by default.

It seems that phpMyFAQ already has components that may perform this task.

In the case of an administrator, a large number of file (and type) metadata may be removed or edited by a specialized tool.
A good example is the powerful platform-independent
"ExifTool by Phil Harvey"
https://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/
(written in Perl)
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Please notice that
the software and other resources referred are based in our experiments: we don't officially recommend and/or endorse them.

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Kind regards
2019-09-12
pt20100201
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Re: EU's GDPR - auto-remove metadata from upload and PDF generated files

Post by Thorsten » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:03 am

Hi,

phpMyFAQ 3.0 includes everything to be GDPR compliant. The changes were contributed by a large company.

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Thorsten
phpMyFAQ Maintainer and Lead Developer
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