When it comes to such sensitive topics as biographies of living persons, Wikimedia users abide by a strict set of policies to ensure the resulting product is as accurate and respectful as possible. Unfortunately, some biographical subjects are still left unsatisfied, and in May, a European mystic wrote to us to request that an Italian Wikipedia article about them be deleted and that we forward them information regarding the article’s authors. We encouraged them to reach out to our community of dedicated volunteer editors to review, improve, and possibly delete the article. The article was eventually deleted by trusted volunteer editors. As to their second request, the Wikimedia Foundation generally requires a court order before it will hand over user information.

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