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Old 04-26-2019, 09:21 AM #1
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Question Question about anonymity

This case has recently been in the British news
Mumsnet reveals name of user in transgender row - BBC News
A forum which allows people to post anonymously was forced to reveal someone's identity by the threat of legal action.
I realise this is a US run site and laws maybe different.
How anonymous are we on PC?
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Default Re: Question about anonymity

If a properly executed subpoena or court order is made to us regarding a member's account, we are required by law to abide by such orders (and would do so). We would also publicize the fact that we had to release such information against our wishes to protect members' privacy.

However, in the 24 years I've been running Psych Central and the 18 we've been running these forums, no such subpoena or court order has ever been served on us for any information whatsoever. While it *could* happen, given the history, the chances of it happening are incredibly low.
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