Weekly GDPR API status development update - May 3

Update on the roll out of new Bitbucket Cloud, Jira Cloud and Confluence Cloud APIs

Bitbucket APIs were meant to start rolling out this week. We were delayed but anticipate starting the roll out on 2019-05-06T16:00:00Z. The roll out will affect all Bitbucket apps.

Jira APIs were also meant to start rolling out this week. We were delayed but anticipate starting the roll out on 2019-05-05T23:00:00Z. The roll out will only apply to a subset of apps who have updated their app descriptor to gdpr:true.

Confluence APIs will not change until 2019-05-29T16:00:00Z.

Next up: Profile Visibility Controls

The API roll out mentioned above will not affect the profile data returned thru user objects. If you’ve tested the API behaviors using the Jira REST header x-atlassian-force-account-id:true and/or Confluence query parameter privacyMode=true and the Atlassian Connect descriptor flag gdpr:true, then you should be familiar with the changes that will start rolling out next week.

Following the roll out of the new APIs, we intend to release a new feature for Atlassian Account which may change the data returned thru user objects. Certain fields like timezone and email address may be hidden by a user and not return in the user object. Additionally, the user may decide to show only public versions of their name or avatar.

All of these changes including the default settings are documented in these guidelines.

If you are interested in testing profile visibility controls before we release them (target end of May) we can set up a developer instance for you. Please raise a DEVHELP ticket. We intend to close the testing window on 2019-05-16T07:00:00Z.

If your app requires use of email address to provide core functionality, please raise a request to access the email API. Should you use the email API without raising a request your app may be prevented from being installed.

Thank you

As always, thank you for working with us through these changes. Its been a large amount of work to complete in a short timeframe and we appreciate you helping us deliver a more trusted experience for customers.

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