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Requesting the Removal of Sensitive Data from TechNet Forum RRS feed

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  • How can I request the removal of sensitive personal data posted on Microsoft TechNet? Typically, websites have an established procedure for requesting removal of non-copyrighted information that violates privacy, but I don't see a procedure or policy posted anywhere.
    Friday, May 1, 2020 4:41 PM

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  • You can navigate here.

    https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/msalicia/?ws=usercard-mini

    then Privacy tab, then Danger Zone

     

     



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    Friday, May 1, 2020 4:44 PM
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  • Good day msalicia,

    The option that Dave offered is good but (1) it means that you remove all your data (2) and it means only data that was written by you.

    If the issue is with specific thread only and it was written by you, then you can simply edit the message. Under the message you should see a link saying "Edit"

    If the issue is with specific thread only and it was written by someone else (for example an account which you no longer control) then your best option is to ask one of the moderator in that specific forum to do edit the message, but you will need to prove and convince him that it is actually your personal info and low chance moderator from the community will take the risk of editing someone else message base on a word from someone he is not familiar with. 

    * It will help if we had more information, starting with the link to problematic message


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    Saturday, May 2, 2020 12:03 AM
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  • Thank you. How do I determine the moderators for a specific forum?
    Friday, May 8, 2020 10:11 AM
  • You can check a few threads in that forum and looking in lower right look for the Moderator tag

     

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
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    Friday, May 8, 2020 12:09 PM
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  • msalicia,

    Looking at the profile for the account you used to post here, it is clear this is not the account that posted your personal information. If another account of yours was used to post the personal information, then that account can delete (or edit) the post. At the bottom of any post by you there are links labeled "Edit" and "Delete" for this purpose.

    If the post was made by someone else (an account that is not yours), then someone else posted personal information about you. Or perhaps the post was abusive. That is pretty serious. One option would be to flag the post as abusive. On any post that is not yours there is a link at the bottom labeled "Report as abuse". You select a category of abuse, then optionally include a short comment. This should alert a moderator to review the post and take possible action. Your comment might be similar to "personal information should be removed", although everyone will see your name and comment. A moderator can delete or edit the post.

    Finding moderators in a forum is not easy. Even when you find one, it is not easy to communicate or email them. But any post in a forum by a moderator has "Moderator" next to their avatar at the bottom of the post. When a moderator marks an answer or proposed answer, their name and the string "Moderator" appears with the date and time they marked the post. You can review threads in the forum to find moderators. Once you have the moderator name, you can click on it the view the profile of the moderator. Sometimes (but not always) the profile will have contact information. More often the moderator will have contact information in their forum signature, at the bottom of every reply they post. For example, the user pituach (Ronen Ariely) has contact information linked in his forum signature.


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    Friday, May 8, 2020 12:13 PM
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  • Thank you. How do I determine the moderators for a specific forum?

    It is not relevant since if this is your message then you can edit it and you cannot ask to edit someone else post, as I explained

    No moderator will edit someone else message without being 100% sure that you published it and there is no way for moderators to check this.

    If you used different user then again connect using the other user.
    If you cannot do so, then this is not your user message and not your privilege to edit it

    Please read what Richard Mueller explain.
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    If the issue that someone else published your information then it is not for Moderator to deal with it but to the administrator


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