We see privacy as an important foundation for intellectual freedom, and we believe that the trust of our community is deeply linked to several practices:
- We intentionally collect very little data about readers and contributors, and provide a transparent view of the data we keep—and do not keep.
- We work with our communities and invite open community vetting of our privacy-related policies.
- We remain accountable to the community, including a volunteer ombudsman commission that responds to any reported privacy-related concerns.
- We support our open source platform, which among other benefits, allows anyone to examine and discover any vulnerabilities in our code.
We are always looking for ways to improve our privacy and data security practices in partnership with our community of contributors and users.
We will continue looking for ways to improve and help make clearer to everyone our privacy practices and policy as technology and the world change rapidly around us.
Look out for more updates, both here and on the Wikimedia-l mailing list, to learn more about our approach to privacy and data security practices.