Re: contest logs available for download -- background?

Gary Hinson

Personally I don’t really care if my contest logs are published but I wonder about the legality of disclosing personal information – specifically the operator’s name and address from the Cabrillo – without their express permission, for a stated and legitimate purpose.  Under GDPR, unilaterally publishing complete contest logs seems dubious to me.  


As if that’s not enough, individual callsigns may also legally qualify as ‘personal information’ with implications for DXcluster, and so forth … but I am not a lawyer, just a curious ham with an interest in information security, privacy and compliance. 



Gary  ZL2iFB


From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of David Siddall
Sent: 21 April 2020 00:42
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] contest logs available for download -- background?


Some DXers object to open logs, and I guess their objections go beyond contest logs (which are released only many months after the contest) to include more timely posting of logs such as by some DXpeditions and websites that include Club Log, QRZ logbook, etc. There is a pro/con discussion in the February, 2020 CQ Magazine at pages 93-100.

73, Dave K3ZJ

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