Re: contest logs available for download -- background?


Gary Hinson
 

That’s not the issue, Tom.  The issue is whether posting contest logs conflicts with GDPR or other privacy laws.

 

I’m fully chilled thanks.  Rural NZ is a fabulous place to be in lockdown!

 

73

Gary  ZL2iFB

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Tom Taormina
Sent: 21 April 2020 13:11
To: ARRL-Contesting@...
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] contest logs available for download -- background?

 

Your name, address and email are readily available at QRZ.com. Many hams post their life stories on QRZ. Chill.

 

Tom Taormina, K5RC

 

775-847-7929

 

The Comstock Memorial Station, W7RN

www.w7rn.com

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Gary Hinson
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 5:35 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] contest logs available for download -- background?

 

I’m not sure that (alone) would hold up under GDPR, Bruce, but it helps that names and addresses are removed.

 

From: ARRL-Contesting@... <ARRL-Contesting@...> On Behalf Of Bruce Horn
Sent: 21 April 2020 08:22
To: ARRL-Contesting <ARRL-Contesting@...>
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] contest logs available for download -- background?

 

Also, when submitting an ARRL contest log, you agree to the ARRL's rules, which include the following conditions of entry:

 

1.    2.4.All entries become the property of the ARRL.

2.    2.5.Log contents used to determine final score and awards will be available to the public.

 

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn@...)


From: "Gary Hinson" <Gary@...>
To: "ARRL-Contesting" <ARRL-Contesting@...>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2020 12:34:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ARRL-Contesting] contest logs available for download -- background?

 

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, QRZ.com and so forth … but I am not a lawyer, just a curious ham with an interest in information security, privacy and compliance. 

 

73

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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