APalmer_WMF (Aeryn Palmer)
Legal Counsel at Wikimedia Foundation

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Jan 7 2016, 1:41 AM (120 w, 1 d)
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APalmer (WMF)

Recent Activity

Mar 22 2018

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T174553: Create a mechanism that allows fetching geolocation and subnet data for IP addresses.

@kaldari checked in with us; Legal approves display of location information related to unsuccessful logins.

Mar 22 2018, 7:58 PM · Patch-For-Review, User-Huji, MediaWiki-extension-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify, CheckUser

Mar 2 2018

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T188362: Move "transparency.wikimedia.org/private" to "transparency-private.wikimedia.org".

Thank you so much, @Dzahn!

Mar 2 2018, 7:36 PM · Patch-For-Review, DNS, Traffic, Operations

Feb 27 2018

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T188224: TransparencyReport-private is not auto deploying.

Thanks @Dzahn! We were pretty confused about what happened, so we're glad to have it explained.

Feb 27 2018, 10:38 PM · Operations

Feb 26 2018

APalmer_WMF updated subscribers of T188224: TransparencyReport-private is not auto deploying.

Thanks, everyone! We spoke with @Catrope last week, and he was able to get it working again. Is there any way to determine why it happened / make sure it doesn't happen again?

Feb 26 2018, 7:14 PM · Operations

Feb 16 2018

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T160357: Allow those with CheckUser right to access AbuseLog private information on WMF projects.

Met with @Jalexander to discuss. Approved by Legal for rollout once SuSa has tested and approved.

Feb 16 2018, 8:22 PM · User-notice, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, Security-Team, AbuseFilter
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T160357: Allow those with CheckUser right to access AbuseLog private information on WMF projects.

Hi @Huji, thanks for the ping. I don't think we need to create a second ticket. I will review the information here, and get back to you shortly.

Feb 16 2018, 2:19 AM · User-notice, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-Site-requests, Stewards-and-global-tools, Security-Team, AbuseFilter

Nov 17 2017

APalmer_WMF updated subscribers of T45228: Have emails go through the AbuseFilter.
Nov 17 2017, 10:02 PM · Privacy, AbuseFilter

Oct 12 2017

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T174388: LoginNotify should inform users of the IP address of failed login attempts to their account.

Approved by Legal.

Oct 12 2017, 11:55 PM · Patch-For-Review, Notifications, Collaboration-Team-Triage, User-Huji, Community-Tech, Privacy, WMF-Legal, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T174562: LoginNotify should inform users of the IP address of successful login attempts to their account.

Approved by Legal.

Oct 12 2017, 10:32 PM · User-Huji, Community-Tech, MediaWiki-extensions-LoginNotify

Aug 17 2017

APalmer_WMF updated subscribers of T172650: "last" command on WMF Labs/Tools allows users to view IPs of other toolforge users.
Aug 17 2017, 6:33 PM · User-bd808, Privacy, cloud-services-team (Kanban), Cloud-Services, Security

Jul 11 2017

APalmer_WMF reopened T89741: Expose ar_content_format and ar_content_model columns of archive table on Labs replicas as "Open".
Jul 11 2017, 1:07 AM · WMF-Legal, Patch-For-Review, Data-Services, DBA
APalmer_WMF closed T89741: Expose ar_content_format and ar_content_model columns of archive table on Labs replicas as Resolved.
Jul 11 2017, 1:07 AM · WMF-Legal, Patch-For-Review, Data-Services, DBA

Jul 5 2017

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T160713: Replicate babel db table on Labs.

Approved by Legal. Thanks, all.

Jul 5 2017, 8:44 PM · cloud-services-team (Kanban), Patch-For-Review, Data-Services, DBA, MediaWiki-extensions-Babel

Apr 25 2017

APalmer_WMF created T163820: Security Issue Access Request for (APalmer_WMF).
Apr 25 2017, 7:48 PM · Security

Feb 7 2017

APalmer_WMF closed T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report as Resolved.
Feb 7 2017, 7:10 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

Thanks so much, @Dzahn. Really appreciate it!

Feb 7 2017, 7:09 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

Hi @Dzahn, looks like we had the wrong username. Are you able to find "raqstallman"? Thanks so much for taking care of this.

Feb 7 2017, 6:11 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations

Oct 11 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T147759: write and publish blogpost on Freedom of Panorama for WLM blog.

Ah, that explains it. Thanks!

Oct 11 2016, 6:38 PM · Wiki-Loves-Monuments (2016)
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T147759: write and publish blogpost on Freedom of Panorama for WLM blog.

Oh, weird, I can't see the preview? I left one final reply for Dimi on the google doc. Let me know if there's anything else I can do!

Oct 11 2016, 6:29 PM · Wiki-Loves-Monuments (2016)

Sep 23 2016

APalmer_WMF updated subscribers of T104500: Old versions of sensitive user data (email, password hashes) can remain in database indefinitely due to local and global DB not being kept in sync.
Sep 23 2016, 6:37 PM · WMF-Legal, Privacy, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth

Aug 17 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T68699: Increase "remember me" login cookie expiry from 30 days to 1 year on Wikimedia wikis.

@Mattflaschen-WMF @Whatamidoing-WMF @Mpaulson The updates are complete.

Aug 17 2016, 5:43 PM · MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-09-13_(1.28.0-wmf.19)), Community-Liaisons (Jul-Sep-2016), Collab-Team-Q1-July-Sep-2016, MW-1.28-release (WMF-deploy-2016-06-28_(1.28.0-wmf.8)), MW-1.28-release-notes, WorkType-NewFunctionality, User-notice, WMF-deploy-2015-06-30_(1.26wmf12), MediaWiki-extensions-CentralAuth, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Aug 8 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T134190: Request WMF-NDA project access for APalmer_WMF and MPaulson.

Thanks for your help, @Aklapper!

Aug 8 2016, 8:41 PM · WMF-NDA-Requests

Aug 5 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

Thanks, @Dzahn!

Aug 5 2016, 4:19 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations

Aug 3 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T134190: Request WMF-NDA project access for APalmer_WMF and MPaulson.

Hi @Aklapper, what can we do to get me access? Can @ZhouZ or another member of the legal team verify that this is my account and that I need access to the group, or are there are other steps to take? Thanks!

Aug 3 2016, 12:19 AM · WMF-NDA-Requests

Aug 2 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T94807: Identify survey services compatible with our privacy policy.

Just became aware of this task and thought I’d add a little information that I hope will be useful. The task is right - both Qualtrics and allourideas.org have been vetted by Legal. When we review a service in a circumstance like this, we go over their privacy policy, terms of service, and any individual contract we have with the third party in question, to make sure that the protections they offer user data are largely in line with our own. However, we also recognize that we have no control over how they may conduct themselves at all times and under all circumstances. Therefore, in the survey context, when we conduct a survey using a third-party service, we provide notice to survey-takers that the survey is on a third-party website, and we also provide links to the third party’s terms of service and privacy policy. When volunteers run a survey using a WMF-associated account, such as through Qualtrics, we ask them to provide the same notice and links. That way, survey takers can be informed of where/how their information is being handled.

Aug 2 2016, 11:39 PM · DevRel-September-2015, Surveys, Community-Liaisons, Developer-Relations, Patch-For-Review, Wikimedia-Hackathon-2015, WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Jul 21 2016

APalmer_WMF moved T139431: GeoIP cookie not listed in Cookie statement table from Assigned to Legal Done on the WMF-Legal board.
Jul 21 2016, 8:47 PM · WMF-Legal
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T139431: GeoIP cookie not listed in Cookie statement table.

Update complete.

Jul 21 2016, 8:46 PM · WMF-Legal

Jul 14 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

@Dzahn, thanks for clarifying -- must have misunderstood previous info from someone else about Google app credentials. My wikitech username is "Apalmer".

Jul 14 2016, 9:41 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

The user names are apalmer and jbuatti. We understand that they are public, but were leery of continuing to use Phabricator to talk about details of access because the site itself will contain sensitive information, which must be kept password protected. In my previous email, I sent you the URL in question. Apologies for the confusion on my end.

Jul 14 2016, 9:28 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

Hi @Dzahn, just sent you an email with this information. Since this task is public and we didn't know what other detail might be required, didn't fancy talking too much about credentials. Hope that is alright; really appreciate your help.

Jul 14 2016, 9:16 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added a comment to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.

They're definitely related, in that access to the same website is the goal. But @siddharth11 had just joined, and I think wasn't certain if LDAP credentials were sufficient to access the site. I checked with @ori when we couldn't get access, and he confirmed that LDAP credentials should work, and said we should open a ticket here.

Jul 14 2016, 8:34 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF added projects to T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report: Operations, LDAP.
Jul 14 2016, 8:15 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF updated the task description for T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.
Jul 14 2016, 5:22 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations
APalmer_WMF created T140380: Assistance with LDAP Access for Transparency Report.
Jul 14 2016, 5:21 PM · Patch-For-Review, LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations

Jul 3 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T138369: LDAP Account required for Transparency Report.

I can confirm that Siddharth is under contract starting July 5, to work on the upcoming Transparency Report. He will be reporting to @Mpaulson. He'll need an LDAP account in order to work on the report.

Jul 3 2016, 9:21 PM · LDAP-Access-Requests, Operations

May 25 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T115958: Inform EU readers that we use cookies.

We will get back to you on this soon -- need to do a little research first.

May 25 2016, 10:31 PM · Readers-Web-Backlog (Tracking), WMF-Legal, Privacy

May 2 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T119454: [transparency] Include counts within «Information Produced?».

Apologies for the delay in my response; I was out of the office and did not have access to email. We have chosen to keep the summary chart fairly high-level and brief, so as to give a quick overview. The charts below provide more detailed information, especially the interactive "Requests for user data and how we responded chart". Even if more than one type of request resulted in information being produced, by clicking on the different request types in this chart, you can see the countries whence we received the different types of request, and whether or not information was produced. Additionally, the "Government requests breakdown" provides further information about the origin of requests from government entities.

May 2 2016, 9:08 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Apr 19 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T119454: [transparency] Include counts within «Information Produced?».

Ah, okay. Yes, the summary chart indicates that 24 requests did not result in the production of any information, and one request did result in the production of information. More information is shown in the detailed chart on the same page, “Requests for user data, and how we responded”, which breaks down the requests we receive by type and indicates how many requests of each type resulted in information being produced. As that chart indicates, in the time period covered by the most recent report, the request that resulted in information being produced was a court order.

Apr 19 2016, 2:58 AM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Apr 18 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T119454: [transparency] Include counts within «Information Produced?».

Sure. I’ve taken a look, and I agree with Michelle's assessment. I think that we should continue to use “Information Produced” , since “granted/denied” is a binary answer that doesn’t allow that we may not have responded to the request precisely as it was originally formulated.

Apr 18 2016, 11:42 PM · WMF-Legal, Wikimedia-General-or-Unknown

Feb 4 2016

APalmer_WMF added a comment to T125908: access to Gerrit for Legal Contractor.

Yes, thanks for the info!

Feb 4 2016, 11:46 PM · Operations, Ops-Access-Requests