Tag Archives: ‘GDPR’

WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/08/17

Since I first became involved with WordPress in 2010, it seems like there are several big stories throughout each year. 2018 is no exception!

Of course Gutenberg is a hot topic, which is creating strong feelings no matter how you feel about the project. The first video comes from WordCamp Vienna.

Remkus de Vries: How Gutenberg will change the WordPress landscape

As we speak WordPress is going through one of the biggest technological revolutions in its existence. The editing screen is being replaced by a brand new JavaScript-based editor. The project to make this all happen is named Gutenberg, after Johannes Gutenberg; the inventor of the printing press. This tells you something about the ambitions behind this project.

Slides for this presentation can be seen HERE.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) went into effect on May 25th of this year. This video from WordCamp Sydney does a great job explaining why this regulation goes beyond the borders of the European Union.

Brendan Woods: GDPR, WordPress and You

The General Data Protection Regulation presents the greatest overhaul of data laws to Europe in 20 years, however its effect goes beyond the borders of the European Union.

Slides for this presentation can be found HERE.

Finally, not a video but an article on WP Tavern about WordPress.com and free speech. It’s a great read and has great comments.  You can read the article HERE.



WordCamp Video Highlight 2018/04/13

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.

Multiple WordCamps are taking place each weekend worldwide. Cemal Tashan is doing a great job getting the camera kits sent out and keeping them in working order. Many thanks Cemal!