Muut and GDPR
Monika London • 2018-05-25
We’ve always tried to keep things easy to understand for regular people. You shouldn’t need to be an internet security expert to understand the basics, and that extends to our goals when it comes to privacy and data.
We’re also adding some tools for both end users and community owners to control your personal data further.
For end users: we’re adding the ability to anonymize your account, which will remove the personal data — email, hashed password, avatar, and username — from our system.
For community owners: We’re expanding the tools available for removing content, to make it easier to comply with removal requests from users, and bulk manage user content. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming weeks!
Non-anonymized data: Your @username, email address, display name, and avatar.
Anonymized data: Things like how many users logged on in the last week, or general engagement numbers.
Keen observers will notice that some of these changes do conflict with the manifesto we wrote when launching Muut in 2013. The internet has become a different place in the last five years, and it’s time for new levels of control when it comes to data privacy. Muut has grown a lot, and these new changes reflect an evolution of our priorities and values.
We work to make Muut better every day and hope these updates improve your experience.
If you have any questions or feedback about our GDPR compliance, new policies, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact us.