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  • Five Things Adi M. Said

    Published: Sun 17 Jun 2018 11:15AM EDT Comments: 1

    Every month or so the OTW will be doing a Q&A with one of its volunteers about their experiences in the organization. The posts express each volunteer's personal views and do not necessarily reflect the views of the OTW or constitute OTW policy. Today's post is with Adi M., who volunteers as a translator.

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  • May 2018 Newsletter, Volume 124

    Published: Sat 09 Jun 2018 12:40PM EDT Comments: 17

    If you visited the Archive of Our Own any time after May 25th, you ran into a pop-up requiring your consent to our updated Terms of Service (TOS). This notice was probably only one of hundreds of such requests you received from organizations worldwide over the past few weeks since the European Union’s new regulation on data protection, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. We’ve been working very hard to bring the OTW into compliance with the GDPR’s strict rules on data privacy and transparency. You can learn more about the GDPR’s impact on the OTW and how we use your data in our AO3, the GDPR and You post. Thanks to Board, Accessibility, Design & Technology, Development & Membership, Fanlore, Open Doors, Systems, Support, Tag Wrangling, Translation, TWC, Volunteers and Recruiting, and Webs for helping with this massive project! Special thanks and kudos to Board, Legal and committee chairs for preparing the updated TOS and a summary of the changes.

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  • OTW Legal’s International Advocacy and You!

    Published: Fri 08 Jun 2018 12:24PM EDT Comments: 42

    OTW Legal has been busy working on three advocacy projects around the world--in Canada, Australia, and the European Union. We want to thank you for your help in Canada, and let you know what’s happening and what you can do to help in Australia and the European Union.

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