“If it’s a public website, anyone can do whatever they want with what you post publicly”
That’s a false statement and not relevant to privacy violation of internet users.
“It’s not against ‘the rules’”
It’s a violation of the privacy law. Internet privacy involves the right or mandate of personal privacy concerning the storing, repurposing, provision to third parties, and displaying of information pertaining to oneself via of the Internet . Internet privacy is a subset of data privacy .
“Archive will most likely honor your request”
Time will tell.
“Are you going to contact all the search engines too, image catalogers, etc?”
“The only way to protect your people is through a login system.”
You move the responsibility to the website owner because Archive.org does not respect the privacy. Archive.org is not a search engine.
“If you choose to make some information public, it should be by the user’s consent. Think LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram… users can choose to have their profile (or some content to) be private or public.”
You move the responsibility to the website owner and website visitor because Archive.org does not respect the rules. Archive.org simply must not scrape names, messages, and photos without permission. Simple.
My question is “How to block Archive.org”. I’m not here to debate with someone who denies the privacy law.