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Would it be acceptable or correct to refer to someone (e.g. John Smith) as J. Smith in a blog post that belongs to a company?

For example, 'J. Smith provided us his view, which was that 'Xxxxxxxxxx'.'

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  • Short answer - no. Unless you have written permission from the individual concerned, you are violating GDPR.
    – Chenmunka
    Commented May 11, 2020 at 17:35
  • @Chenmunka GDPR is only for the EU. I may be mistaken, but I think I have seen it this way in the US. Commented May 11, 2020 at 20:20

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