The API getUser retrieves user full name inside display name instead of display name (GDPR violation)

The rest API’s,
and also the Jira expression “user”
all retrieve full name instead of display name in the displayName field.

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I believe this is the expected behaviour. The public name is only returned when the full name is set to private.

But then shouldn’t it be the field “name” instead of “displayName”? Lets say I want to find a user by it’s display name. How do I do that if displayName isn’t what it’s supposed to be? It’s confusing and a field shouldn’t keep two different values from two different fields! It should have a single responsibility.

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Totally agree.
Produces the same confusion here too.
Was there progress on the subject?