In case you missed it, yesterday Andrew Ozz posted an article on the WordPress Blog about GDPR compliance going into effect near the end of May.
GDPR compliance is an important consideration for all WordPress websites. The GDPR Compliance team is looking for help to test the privacy tools that are currently being developed in core.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Its primary aim is to give control back to the EU residents over their personal data.
Why the urgency? Although the GDPR was introduced two years ago, it becomes enforceable starting May 25, 2018.
You can read the entire article HERE.
There are two recent videos that can help WordPress users understand the privacy aspects and consequences of GDPR.
Βασίλης Καρκατζούνης: Data Protection 101 for Developers
Basic principles and guidelines for the collection and processing of personal data by developers, also in view of the implementation of the General Regulation on the Protection of Patients (GDPR).
Arnoud Engelfriet: General Data Protection Regulation
On May 25th 2018 there will be a new European law regarding privacy aspects: the General Data Protection Regulation.
In this session, Arnoud Engelfriet explains briefly the consequences of the GDPR and answers questions.