Data retention policy

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This policy is approved by the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees to apply to all Wikimedia projects.
It may not be circumvented, eroded, or ignored by local policies.

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The Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees, consistent with its long-standing commitment to minimizing the data retention of users and editors, adopts the policy of retaining the least of amount personally identifiable information consistent with maintenance of its services, with its privacy policy, or as required by state or federal legal provisions under United States of America law.