XcooBee Subject Access Request SAR

Description

As part of the GDPR (The Right of Access) and CCPA you are required to respond in a timely manner to an individual’s requests for access to their data that you store on your systems. A request to access such information is called a Subject Access Request or SAR and as a WordPress website owner you have some very basic tools to manage them.

The XcooBee SAR plugin greatly expands and automates your WordPress SAR response and ensures that you can prove to authorities a proper and timely response.

The plugin matches the users’ accounts, automatically aggregates their data and uses secure encrypted delivery to the users via XcooBee messaging. In short, you can safely and quickly respond to SARs without lifting a finger.

User Experience

Use

You can have the plugin automatically insert a button into your Privacy Policy page and/or use the shortcode provided to copy and paste a SAR Request button option anywhere on your pages, posts, or blogs.

Just go to plugin’s settings page to manage how you wish to enable your users to start the SAR process.

Once the SAR button is clicked, a XcooBee window opens and accepts the basic request and starts tracking. Once the XcooBee network validates the user, a request is passed to your WordPress site where the plugin will automatically extract the user’s data and send via secure XcooBee transmission to the user.

In addition, the XcooBee SAR plugin also records the time when users actually download their data that was sent to them. You have a complete record from acceptance to user download. This helps you prove that you responded correctly and expediently to user SAR. You can review this in your WordPress privacy center or in your XcooBee consent administrator.

Within your XcooBee system account you can also run compliance reports to submit to authorities should there be questions at a later time.

pre-requisites

For the SAR automation to work correctly:

  • The user making a SAR request will need at least a free XcooBee account. They can create one during the request.
  • You will need to create a XcooBee professional or higher account. You can test with a free Developer level account.

Why XcooBee?

The battle over privacy will be the new frontier in security.

We believe people should have the power to decide what happens to their data and how it is shared. At the same time, business need to have fair use to deliver goods and services. XcooBee’s mission is to provide tools to accomplish this and bridge the divide.

This is not only a good vision, but with the advent of the GDPR, a new business requirement.

However, small and medium businesses do not have time to make tools or manage complex software. XcooBee aims to simplify this and make powerful tools available to WordPress sites as well as their customers. Most of these are available for free.

How XcooBee works?

We at XcooBee believe that privacy is not static and not the same for everybody.

We deliver tools, services, and techniques to allow individuals to control the exchange, distribution and management of their own information while allowing businesses fair use and compliance.

Tools we provide remove the complexity of compliance with GDPR when using WordPress. All this while improving the convenience and trust of the end-customers. A paid subscription to XcooBee is optional but recommended if you wish to use all the features.

Built with developers in mind

We support XcooBee and all its add-ons with comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation. With our docs, you’ll learn how to easily use and even extend our plugin.

How XcooBee works?

We at XcooBee believe that privacy is not static and not the same for everybody.

We deliver tools, services, and techniques to allow individuals to control the exchange, distribution and management of their own information while allowing businesses fair use and compliance.

Tools we provide remove the complexity of compliance with GDPR when using WordPress. All this while improving the convenience and trust of the end-customers. A paid subscription to XcooBee is optional but recommended if you wish to use all the features.

Built with developers in mind

We support XcooBee and all its add-ons with comprehensive, easily-accessible documentation. With our docs, you’ll learn how to easily use and even extend our plugin.

Add-ons

WordPress.org is home to some amazing extensions for this plugin, including:

Screenshots

  • The SAR settings panel.
  • Shortcodes and requests.
  • Request on the front-end.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • PHP version 5.6.0 or greater (PHP 7.2 or greater is recommended)

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of XcooBee, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “XcooBee for WordPress” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favorite FTP application. The WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

FAQ

Where can I find documentation for XcooBee?
Where can I get support or talk to other users?

If you need any help with XcooBee, please use our contact us page or via the Feedback button in XcooBee application to get in touch with us.

Contributors & Developers

“XcooBee Subject Access Request SAR” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

See CHANGELOG file in project