Originally posted by johnyg
As someone coming off a month ban (for making a (non-TOS-violating) suggestion in this forum), I would support a public list stating why and when someone was banned.
As for the 'privacy' issue.. seems like a weak excuse to protect repeat violators.
You can't have a list under the data protection act.
People are entitled to privacy and their good name.
No organization is going to jeopardize their legal
standing by introducing and maintaining such a list.
It would be illegal and would not withstand current
Only institutions who are regarded as proper authorities
have the right to maintain such a list and are also subject
to the data protection act and the freedom of information
act. When I say freedom it's not actually free. You
have to pay for the information and there is no guarantee
that it will be furnished to you.
Some institutions are not subject to the freedom of information act.