[Koha] Use of Google Analytics and +1 on Koha website

MJ Ray mjr at phonecoop.coop
Thu May 31 03:02:19 NZST 2012

Peter Aronson:
> Piwik does offer an option, in its privacy settings, to anonymize
> visitors' IP addresses ("to comply with your local privacy
> laws/guidelines," it says), as well as the opt-out link already
> mentioned. But that may not meet your specific needs. I suppose it
> depends on the interpretation… I've read two interpretations of the
> law just now:

Yeah, that'll be because ico.gov.uk that enforces this law changed
their interpretation a day or two before the deadline.  They now seem
to allow opt-outs, which is utterly wrong and not what the legislation
actually says and the last-minute U-turn will have wasted lots of
money, but never mind, they're the ones who set the deadline and
now they've removed it so we have to live with it!

So Piwik (and Google) would comply with the current ICO interpretation
of the law if an appropriate warning is displayed, as I understand it.

More on this on http://bugs.koha-community.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=8155
as stuff for Koha itself develops.

Hope that explains,
MJ Ray (slef), member of www.software.coop, a for-more-than-profit co-op.
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