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GDPR

  1. dougicg
    Member

    We need to be taking GDPR seriously as it is less than a year till this becomes active.

    What steps are being taken for WordPress as core or plugins to help self-hosted website administrators to comply.

    Posted: 8 months ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation

    There are a lot of plugins that can help you do this. It depends on your specific needs.

    Posted: 8 months ago #
  3. ChemicalSailor
    Inactive

    12345

    I think WordPress core really needs to consider what needs to happen around GDPR, and that needs to be communicated with the wider community. Even if the core developers decide it's not something that should be in core, that decision making needs to be transparent and published in the community so site admins and developers know where they stand.

    I'm running a sports club website that collects and stores members data using the wp_user api. I'm trying to work out if it will be compliant with GDPR. I doubt it will be; I would say that the way user data is currently stored does not offer the level of protection required.

    The GDPR is going to affect websites worldwide, not just in Europe and with WordPress powering 25% of the web we should at least consider how we can make compliance easier.

    Posted: 7 months ago #
  4. Josiah S. Carberry
    Inactive

    There are many different plugins, in addition to WordPress itself, that collect and handle personal information. While it might be true that plugins are being made to handle GDPR compliance, there is no easy way that a single plugin can no about all the other plugins that might create their own tables and store personal data in proprietary ways.

    I would expect WordPress to make available some data structure and API that would enable any plugin to register itself as a handler of personal data and, at the same time, allow so-called GDPR plugins to use that data to provide comprehensive compliance with GDPR.

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  5. viola
    Member

    12345

    How is it with European DSGVO? Didn't find any search results

    Posted: 1 month ago #
  6. dougicg
    Member

    GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and EU-DSGVO (EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung) are the same.

    Posted: 1 month ago #

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