SLaSZT,
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    Pamasich,
    Pamasich avatar

    @SLaSZT
    I'm a bit late, but since no one seems to have given you an answer yet: Account deletion is currently manual and the instance's owner has been inactive since the year started. He came here every few weeks to remind us he's not dead yet, but otherwise it's been silence. Since account deletion is manual, that means there simply is no one there who could fulfill your deletion request currently.

    I want to stop having my votes public and just make a new account on another site

    Make sure not to switch to another fediverse site like a Lemmy instance. Lemmy hides the votes to its users, pretending they're private, but still happily gives them out to other sites like kbin to display or harvest.

    Damaskox,
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    @SLaSZT Care to share more information about privacy issues?

    SLaSZT,
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    deleted_by_author

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  • Damaskox,
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    @SLaSZT Hmm. Peculiar!

    I should be able to delete an online account easily and promptly if that's what I choose to do

    I quite agree on that!
    There was one service I couldn't get rid of my info cos they required ridiculous amounts of work to do before they would have done so! It was frustrating...I gave up, they won.

    MajorHavoc,

    If you’re a European citizen, your instance is likely in violation of your right to be done forgotten, and you may want to point that out to an admin.

    That said, if your instance doesn’t have any motive to respect European rules (i.e. if your instance provided your account for free, and so doesn’t have any money on the line), you may still be out of luck.

    If you’re a citizen other places, you’re probably out of luck, until your home state adds better privacy laws.

    FarraigePlaisteach,
    FarraigePlaisteach avatar

    @MajorHavoc

    @SLaSZT are there any instances in the EU?

    MajorHavoc,

    I suspect that there are fewer Lemmy instances in the EU, due to (at least the perception of) challenges of complying with EU law.

    That said, since most Lemmy instances are non-profit, and the EU privacy laws seem to have been created to curb bad behavior for-profit entities, I’m not sure how much leeway an EU instance has anyway. I am very much not a lawyer.

    willya,
    @willya@lemmyf.uk avatar

    You’re crying about your votes being public?

    cloudless,
    @cloudless@feddit.uk avatar

    Honest question: why is it important for the account to be deleted? Can you abandon it instead?

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