Privacy of information sent to the Travel Committee (was: GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 Travel Subsidy application is Open)


On Mi, 2015-04-01 at 15:30 +0800, Emily Chen wrote:
Some extra comments:

* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.

It has come to my attention that anyone can read information I trusted
the travel-committee with, because it appears to reside on a publicly
available Google DriveĀ¹.  So my private information, like my bank
information or my address, can not only seen by Google, but also pretty
much by anybody else.  And I assume I am correct by thinking that not
only my own private information, but also that of all others who have
given their information to the travel-committee for requesting subsidy
for GNOME.Asia Summit 2015 are exposed in that way.  I have no information
reg. the current GUADEC requests.

I am still torn of how much of an issue it really is, given that mails
sent to the travel-committee land in many GMail inboxes anyway.  So the
publicly available link might actually not compromise much of my privacy.
But I feel like we should at least know about that level of exposure,
as I wouldn't describe that as the information being "private".

I would also feel a little better if you not sent things like filled
forms or receipts to Google.
I suggest to either encrypt the documents before uploading them or to
use the GNOME Wiki for storing them.



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