[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


Our lawyers are looking at the implications. I’ll report back once they get further along.




Chris Levendis

The MITRE Corporation

(W) 703-983-2801

(C) 703-298-8593



From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org [mailto:owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org] On Behalf Of Kurt Seifried
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 4:47 PM
To: Coffin, Chris <ccoffin@mitre.org>
Cc: Millar, Thomas <thomas.millar@hq.dhs.gov>; cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
Subject: Re: GDPR and CVE


So one good bit of news is that we're not collecting much (mostly email address, possibly name), it's all mostly positively affirmed (e.g. they submitted it to us), we don't have geographical data explicitly (it could be implied by language/CNA used/etc), and we certainly shouldn't ever have judicial data and financial data. Additionally we do minimal processing on the data (e.g. I email them the terms of use and a copy of the CVE once assigned and that's about it).


So one thing I would suggest is that all instances of email addresses use a positive affirmation email (e.g. email them, they have to reply/click a link to agree, and also can disagree and say "I didn't ask for this! remove me!) prior to it getting into git. 


I think we're ok, but I'm also not a lawyer.


On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Coffin, Chris <ccoffin@mitre.org> wrote:

Not sure… but I will pass it along and see what is being done.


Chris C


From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org [mailto:owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org] On Behalf Of Millar, Thomas
Sent: Thursday, March 8, 2018 3:32 PM
To: Seifried, Kurt <kurt@seifried.org>; cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
Subject: RE: GDPR and CVE


GDPR does not take effect until May, so we have some time to figure it out.


Does MITRE have counsel already looking into GDPR implications for its projects?


From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org [mailto:owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org] On Behalf Of Kurt Seifried
Sent: 8 March, 2018 16:20
To: cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
Subject: GDPR and CVE


So I had someone request their PII (email address) be removed from the CVE Terms of Use acceptance data I have for DWF, luckily there's no CVE associated with the address (I think it turned out to be an invalid request). 


But this does raise the question, under GDPR, even with positive affirmation (e.g. they filled out the form, then replied to an email) they would still be within their rights (as I understand GDPR) to then request at a later date that we remove their PII from the system. 


Which... let's be honest, we can't really do, because git, we can "remove" it but it still exists in previous branches/etc. And short of rolling git back in time to before that info existed, re-applying all the other changes and so on... and then having every fork go bonkers... 


So in short I think we need to ensure we have some legal/privacy language that makes it REALLY clear that once they submit their data and it gets into git (e.g. a CVE request) that we cannot remove it fully, and I'm not sure, but can we disclaim that we will remove it at all (I don't know enough about the internals of GDPR/how exactly it is interpreted). 



Kurt Seifried



Kurt Seifried

Page Last Updated or Reviewed: March 21, 2018