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  • Resolved TwoScotsAbroad



    Can you confirm that plugin is GDPR compliant and provide a link to an explanation of how you store details/what makes the plugin GDPR compliant?


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  • Plugin Contributor Simon Kraft


    Hi Gemma,

    with all its default settings Antispam Bee <2.7.1 is already GDRP compliant. Only the (optional) IP lookup with an external database is not compliant.

    If you choose to allow only comments from certain countries, an anonymized IP will be sent to an external server (since its anonymized this is GDPR compliant).
    If you only allow comments in a certain language, the first 10 words of a comment will be sent to Google, in order to detect the used language. Again: there is no personal information involved so this is no GDPR violation.

    All other checks, Antispam Bee runs against incoming comments, run locally within your own WordPress installation. Commenters personal data will never be sent to a third-party service.

    Currently we are finishing the next update, version 2.8.0 which improves IP handling and completely removes the external spam DB, so take a look at your WordPress updates later today and enjoy some peace of mind. Antispam Bee is there for you 🙂

    – Simon

    Thread Starter TwoScotsAbroad


    Cheers Simon, appreciate that.

    Do you have a link that explains this? Will add to policy from there.

    Hi, can I just check which setting the (optional) IP lookup with an external database is?

    Is that “Validate the ip address of commenters” or something else?

    Plugin Contributor Simon Kraft


    @twoscotsabroad you might want to take a look at the Antispam Bee Wiki.

    @abrightclearweb the option was labeled “Use a public antispam database”. But from version 2.8.0 onwards we have removed the option completely, so if you update to the latest version you are good to go!

    Plugin Author websupporter


    Version 2.8.0 is out since some days, I am going to mark this issue as solved. Thank you for your questions and feel free to open a new issue, if you experience other problems.

    Thread Starter TwoScotsAbroad


    Thanks for update to plugin.

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