Submissions:2023/IP Masking - Protecting privacy for unregistered editors

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This submission has been accepted for WikiConference North America 2023.


IP Masking - Protecting privacy for unregistered editors


Legal / Advocacy / Risks, Technology

Type of session:



The Anti-Harassment Tools team in the Wikimedia Foundation is leading the cross-department program for implementing IP Masking. The IP Masking program kicked off in 2018. This program was born from concerns around data use and privacy with various governments around the world introducing data laws of their own. It is aimed at improving our users’ privacy, ensuring that they can contribute to our projects effectively and safely, as well as to address legal risk around publishing and retaining IP addresses. The presentation can be found here Project page:

Author name:

Niharika Kohli

E-mail address:

Wikimedia username:

NKohli (WMF)

Affiliated organization(s):

Wikimedia Foundation

Estimated time:

30 minutes

Special requests:

Have you presented on this topic previously? If yes, where/when?:

Yes. At the Wikimedia Hackathon 2023.

Okay to livestream?

Do not livestream

If your submission is not accepted, would you be open to presenting your topic in another part of the program? (e.g. lightning talk or unconference session)