We want to make sure that you’re aware of upcoming changes on SAP Community that will enhance our data privacy and security systems. In addition, you’ll need to know about what actions to take to ensure you will not miss out on continued engagement and participation in the community.
As data protection and privacy is a top priority for us at SAP, it’s important for you to understand what’s coming – and soon. The big news is that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – a new set of rules scheduled to go into effect on May 25, 2018 – will reshape the way SAP and our customers collect, use, and store personal data.
If you’re registered on the site, you currently have a publicly displayed profile. If you take no action by May 25, 2018, your profile will be hidden from public view starting on that date. The result of this setting is that you will be able to read SAP Community content, but you will no longer be able to ask questions, write blogs, or engage in any other way in the SAP Community.
In addition, your name and profile image will no longer appear publicly on any of the content you’ve created previously in the SAP Community, including blog posts, questions, answers, and comments. You can always change this setting from the Account Settings link in your profile dropdown menu.
You must take action before May 25, 2018 to opt into publicly displaying your profile information in order to continue to participate in the Community.
To change your privacy settings and allow your profile to be publicly displayed, please click your profile picture in the header and go to the Account Settings from the dropdown menu. Then scroll down to a new category called Privacy Settings. Enable your public profile display by clicking the Edit Privacy Settings link, then selecting the green “Allow” button.
Once you have completed the steps above, the setting will read “I allow my profile to be displayed publicly.” This setting allows us to continue to display the same profile information that is already publicly available today.
If you have any linked accounts, those accounts will use the same privacy setting (all linked accounts will either be public or private, depending on your selection).
Important note: if you choose to hide your profile, this setting will take effect on May 25, 2018.
To learn more about how this all works see the infographic below.