Preventing public key upload to key-servers

Johan Wevers johanw at
Sat Jan 29 02:55:51 CET 2022

On 28-01-2022 21:02, jonkomer via Gnupg-users wrote:

> How do individual key-server owner/operators react to
> formal GDPR "forget me" requests; either by e-mail users, or
> by mail domain owners? Any known legal precedents?

There are known technical issues: the HKP keyserver does not allow keys
to be removed, GDPR or not. When the keyserer operator operates outside
of the EU I don't think that is a legal problem.

ir. J.C.A. Wevers
PGP/GPG public keys at

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