Support » Plugin: Jetpack by WordPress.com » GDPR and Jetpack

  • Resolved TallSam

    (@tallsam)


    The page below mentions a jetpack widget that could get user consent for cookies. But I can’t seem to find the widget. Where might it be?
    https://jetpack.com/support/extra-sidebar-widgets/eu-cookie-law-widget/

    Or perhaps this is old and you have new recommendations for dealing with GDPR? Is there a way for Jetpack to have a banner come up requiring consent in order to use the website? That would be really great. Seems like Jetpack has the most global understanding of wordpress to be able to do this. Hopefully only for EU users.

    If not, do you have any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Sam

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  • Plugin Support Tracy

    (@tmmbecker)

    Hi there!

    You should be able to find that widget in the list of your extra sidebar widgets as the support document explains. It’s possible that this feature wasn’t activated by default as it should have. In that case, you can follow the instructions here to do that:

    https://jetpack.com/support/control-jetpacks-modules-on-one-page/

    As for the rest, we are working to make sure that Jetpack and it’s offerings are fully compliant with the GDPR requirements before the deadline. In addition, WordPress itself will include some additional features that will help you to make sure that your site is compliant.

    Stay tuned!

    Will any of those features include a banner or similar that asks users for consent otherwise all cookies and data collection site-wide including from plugins are disabled? As a site owner, I think that’s what I need.

    If that won’t be provided by wordpress or Jetpack, do you have an suggestions where I might find it?

    Thanks,
    Sam

    Plugin Contributor Stef

    (@erania-pinnera)

    Hey Sam, that’s a good question 🙂

    We’re in the process of updating the EU Cookie Law Widget to include an additional warning to site owners about GDPR.

    We are working away on getting ready for the GDPR and expect to be in compliance with the GDPR requirements by May 2018 when the GDPR goes into effect.

    You’re also welcome to read more about our efforts at the following link:
    https://en.support.wordpress.com/automattic-gdpr/

    Please continue to check the link above for updates as we launch new features to enhance user privacy and data choice ahead of May 2018, and beyond.

    I hope you find this information useful! Please let us know if there’s anything else we can help you with.

    That link seems to apply more to your own compliance to GDPR. I’m trying to sort out my compliance.

    I’m wondering if there will be a way for me to get consent from my site visitors before their information is tracked, via cookie or otherwise, by Jetpack, wordpress, or any plugin.

    I’ve got all these plugins my site depends on that are tracking my site visitors information but no way to prevent it short of blocking all of Europe or disabling just about every plugin. Hope you can help.

    Thanks,
    Sam

    Plugin Support Tracy

    (@tmmbecker)

    WordPress core is working to incorporate this for all users. You can read more about that here:

    GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress

    We’ll also be updating the widgets to include the proper language that meets GDPR compliance.

    Hope that helps!

    castfalk

    (@castfalk)

    So, does displaying the cookie policy banner suffice for blog subscriptions? I thought when people subscribed to the blog via email that they would have to select a check box consenting to the collection of their information in the same way they do if they want to use a contact form, comment on a blog post, or subscribe to my newsletter.

    teresacuervo

    (@teresacuervo)

    I use the Jetpack Contact form and the site stats for both my WordPress.org site and WordPress.com site. I went to your support and they provided info on how Jetpack is preparing for GDPR but does not give instructions as to how to provide our own. When someone uses the contact form, they are providing name and email (part of data collection). How to put checkbox to say they consent and so on. Also, the cookie banner widget in my main website does not appear. I checked and I don’t have cookies at this moment, but that may change as I improve the site and want to have that ready.

    Many thanks for your help
    Teresa

    Plugin Support Tracy

    (@tmmbecker)

    @teresacuervo and @castfalk Could you please start your own thread, as per the Forum Welcome?

    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/jetpack#new-post

    Thank you!

    Hi,
    I’m not a jetpack plugin user, but I visit sites that use jetpack.
    If I understand correctly, the webmaster of a site can turn on or off the usage tracking.
    All right, but the visitor, as he knows that the webmaster has enabled or disabled the tracking usage?
    It will take each time, on each site, before posting, find and read the Privacy Policy page, is that it?
    Thank you

    Plugin Support Tracy

    (@tmmbecker)

    Hi @noaneo,

    Could you please start your own thread, as per the Forum Welcome?

    https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/jetpack#new-post

    Thank you!

    Hi,
    No I was just making a point, it does not deserve to have his own thread of discussion
    Thank you

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