I’ve finally installed a WordPress GDPR plugin on my blog, thereby making the blog to comply with European privacy regulations known as GDPR, failure of which can result to large fines.
I’ve been able to add GDPR consent bar to the blog, by making use of the plugin. The name of the plugin is : “WP GDPR Compliance”
The plugin also makes the WordPress comments form and Contact form 7 forms on my blog to comply with GDPR by simply adding a checkbox for consent to the forms.
It also supports Gravity Forms (>= 1.9) and WooCommerce (>= 2.5.0). So, if you are in need of a wordpress comments gdpr compliance plugin, you can give it a try.
The plugin can also generate a private page which users can use to request for their data stored in the WordPress database (comments, WooCommerce orders etc.). Data found is send to their email address and allows them to put in an additional request to have the data anonymised.
There is also a “checklist” page where the plugin will ask you what private data you currently collect and provide you with tips to comply.
In summary, WP GDPR Compliance helps you as a site owner take care of:
- Keeping a consent log for supported plugins.
- Adding checkboxes to supported plugins for explicit visitor consent.
- ‘Right to access’ through encrypted audit logs.
- ‘Right to be forgotten’ by anonymising user data.
What Is GPDR ?
Wondering what GDPR means?
GDPR is an EU privacy regulation that enforces a certain standard of handling and obtaining user data and with it comes a few new regulations most websites should adhere to even if they aren’t based on the EU. The goal of GDPR is to give EU citizens control over their personal data and change the data privacy approach of organizations across the world.
By May 24th, 2018 your website has to comply to avoid large fines. Even if you’re a Nigerian blogger, just try to make your blog to be compliant in as much as your blog has visitors from European Union countries. There are now many GDPR complaint blogs in Nigeria.
Is WordPress gdpr Compliant ?
Yes, as of WordPress 4.9.6, the WordPress core software is GDPR compliant. WordPress core team has added several GDPR enhancements to make sure that self-hosted WordPress is GDPR compliant.
Having said that, due to the dynamic nature of websites, no single platform, plugin or solution can offer 100% GDPR compliance. The GDPR compliance process will vary based on the type of website you have, what data you store, and how you process data on your site. You can read more on wordpress gdpr compliance at wpbeginner.com.
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