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GDPR a new privacy regulation coming into effect 25 May!

Howdy Peeps!

Guess what’s coming down the pipeline? GDPR!

You ask what is that? Simply: a new privacy regulation.

It’s EU based, so how does it affect me? Answer: If anyone from the EU can visit your site, it applies.

DON’T PANIC!

WordPress is already looking at a Core update to help with compliance as well as most plug-in developers.

So, here are a few articles for you to educate yourself.

Via WordPress: https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/gdpr-compliance-tools-in-wordpress/

Via GoDaddy: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/practical-steps-for-website-gdpr-compliance/

Via Codelight (one of the Plug-in developers): https://codelight.eu/wordpress-gdpr-framework/guide/legal-grounds-for-processing-data/

Direct link to the Plug-in by Codelight: https://codelight.eu/wordpress-gdpr-framework/

So, if you took a look at the Codelight Plug-in Framework, that is pretty much what WordPress is looking at incorporating by default into the next Core update.

I am currently educating myself on all of this and it seems daunting but so far I think for us ‘small potatoes’ we are pretty simple in the info that our websites & plug-ins use. Just remember, I’m not a legal expert and if you have any concerns over legality of your website to consult a lawyer.

As always, I’m here to help!