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  • Resolved Armands



    Any thoughts on Woocommerce compliance with coming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?
    Especially in regards to user data storage like order info, emails, addresses.
    Any plans to adjust Woocommerce to comply with these requirement?
    Does something need to be adjusted and changed at all?

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  • I agree, very interested/need to know how WooCommerce will be compliant with GDPR.

    I agree a bit of deal breaker on using woocommerce in the future

    Some news on this would be good soon please.
    Many thanks.

    Also interested to hear what Woo have to say.

    One thing that will have to be in place is a checkbox where people have to OPT IN to agree to you being allowed to process their data.
    This cannot be combined with other Terms and Conditions, it must be a checkbox of its own, which is unchecked by default.

    Ditto – This is becoming a very important topic and we will need some sort of confirmation of how WooCommerce plans to proceed asap.

    Interested to know more about this and when WOO will be issuing some sort of plugin to take care of the GDPR rules.

    Have logged this an issue on Github.

    Would be great to hear the official line from Automatic.

    This is an interesting project:

    @steveindzine nice find, looks great.

    Mike just got back on the ticket, Automattic have a statement here:

    That is good news!

    Plugin Support Hannah S.


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    We’re working on more concrete information, but the best advice I can give you right now is look into it for yourself – while there will be common changes needed, each site will have its own specific nuances.

    This site gives a great overview of the things you should be thinking about:

    Plugin Support Hannah S.


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    To follow up, we’ve published a post to help shop owners get started with GDPR:


    *You should all implement a Terms/Statement Page inc. your GDPR process … on your WordPress sites and make sure it is very clear about how you store data, use data, and offer a process for the supply of or the deletion of data when your clients request such.

    All Forms, Checkouts or any type of an online form or data collection (even MailChimp, Contact Form 7, etc) should also clearly state this* and have an option for users to tick/approve your statements and you should keep records of all these approvals too.

    A statement on how you store data, where, your security processes, and how you cope with the GDPR EU/UK disaster recovery alert process should also be stated*

    Can you update us on what changes there will be to WooCommerce before the May deadline and when we can expect these please?

    Are you adding anything new to the plugin that will facilitate the easy review and removal of personal data or is that tied up with the changes to the WordPress core itself?

    Many thanks in advance.

    I love the way people are rushing to profit from GDPR. It’s difficult enough trying to traverse this complicated compliance, without having to filter the money vultures circling above you trying to make a buck.

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