GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation, is an European Union law that you have likely heard about.

The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world.

We believe that is GDPR compliant as it does not gather any personal data. There are no mailing lists, no adverts.

But like many others we want to make certain and are continuing to work to make sure that it really is absolutely compliant.

Wikipedia has always tried to be as honest and ethical as possible.

There is no gathering of data, no mailing lists, no adverts. It is just a news site covering a fairly narrow area of the airline passenger industry.

About two years ago, we published a very small story about Hamad International Airport and it had a picture of part of the inside of the airport.

The picture came from commons.wikipedia and we credited the image to Wikipedia.

The picture itself was just another version of the most pictured area of  Hamad. There are many pictures of the Hamad teddy bear.

But, years later, someone claimed that we had used his picture without credit.

As soon as we were told about it, more than 2 years later, we immediately removed the story.

We did not doubt the claim or our possible very small mistake. It has caused harm only to our site.

We are working through all images on the site to see if there are any other such potential mistakes.

This is going to take a substantial amount of time, many months at least.

We do not have the resources of Facebook.


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