On the 25th of May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered in to force, this will likely result in some changes in how OpenStreetMap operates and distributes its data.
The LWG has prepared a position paper that has been reviewed by data protection experts and in general the approach to not rely on explicit consent has been validated. It should be noted that while the paper outlines our approach, some of the details still need to be determined. In particular the future relationship with community and third party data consumers that utilize OSM meta-data and what will actually be dropped/made less accessible of the data listed in Appendix B.
- LWG GDPR Position Paper
- Updates related to changes to support GDPR requirements have been covered in the monthly OSMF board meetings.
- GDPR Primer - what is it, how organizations are preparing
Please feel free to discuss on the talk page or on the talk mailing list.
Pages on this wiki that deal with GDPR related changes: