Staff and Contractors

Allison Davenport

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy photo
Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy Victor Grigas - CC BY-SA 3.0

Recent posts by Allison Davenport View all

Do Europeans have a right to be globally delisted? The Court of Justice of the European Union says no.

Advocacy Legal

Update (May 6, 2020): In 2016, the Wikimedia Foundation intervened in support of Google’s efforts to define the scope of the “right to be forgotten” in France. Faced with an order from the French data protection authority (“CNIL”) to delist information worldwide in response to a right to be forgotten request, Google challenged the order….

Read more

A German court forced us to remove part of a Wikipedia article’s ‘history.’ Here’s what that means.

Legal Wikipedia

Three months ago, a German court ruled that part of a Wikipedia article—found to be defamatory in a previous court decision—had to be removed from both the article and its associated revision tracker, known as a “history” page. (History pages allow anyone to see how a Wikipedia article has developed since they were created, in….

Read more

Photo credits

Wikimedia Foundation offices - camera shy

Victor Grigas - CC BY-SA 3.0