GDPR, short for General Data Protection Regulation
GDPR sets out the following principles with which any party handling personal data must comply. All personal data must be:
- Processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject;
- Collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;
- Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which it is processed;
- Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that is inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, is erased or rectified without delay;
- Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data is processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of the data subject ;
Does it apply to me?
What should we do?
Is Latest version WordPress GDPR Compliant?
Yes, WordPress 4.9.6, the WordPress core is GDPR compliant. WordPress team has added many GDPR enhancements to make sure that WordPress is GDPR compliant. We’re talking about self-hosted WordPress.org
ITs also true that, due to the dynamic nature of WordPress websites, no 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.
so what does this mean?
By default WordPress 4.9.6 now comes with the following GDPR enhancement tools: