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Message 58180 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 8:06:22 UTC - in response to Message 58178.  

The BOINC forum code does not have any option yet to delete user accounts, the one for GDPR is still being finalized. When it comes, it's not even sure it'll come to this temporary backup server. Plus GDPR may offer an option for erasure (which cannot be undone when done), but it's always the user who decides to do that. Not the project.

If you have your account key, use it at http://ithaqua.oerc.ox.ac.uk/cpdnboinc/get_passwd.php to claim your old account. old_user360 is still an account, not deleted.
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Message 58181 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 16:21:51 UTC - in response to Message 58180.  

Perfect! That link is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.

I'm glad BOINC doesn't have the option to delete accounts yet. I probably wouldn't have been able to get it back.

Hopefully they add an account flag: "Don't delete my account if inactive." with a description "I am aware of the GDPR rules and give permission CPDN to keep my account even if inactive."

Anyways, thanks again for your assistance. :)

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Message 58182 - Posted: 11 May 2018, 16:32:00 UTC - in response to Message 58181.  

Like I said, the project won't delete your account unless you specifically request that. That's how GDPR works. It's a user right for erasure. The projects don't mind the extra clutter of inactive user accounts.

So once GDPR goes life, and the code is ready, you'll see an option to delete your account in Your Account per project. You can click that and only then does the process of deleting start - we may even build in a couple of days waiting process, where when you log back in during that time, the account deletion is canceled.

To see how that goes, read
GDPR - Right to Erasure
GDPR - Privacy by design and default
GDPR - Right to Erasure - Account Managers
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