Are you a WordPress plugin author, and does your plugin handle user data in any way? Then this for you…

We are building the GDPR plugin standard

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will be in full force from 25th of May 2018. That’s about 114 days from now!

Our aim

We aim to give plugin developers a simple solution to GDPR validate their plugin, and offer Website Administrators the overview and tools to handle the administrative tasks involved with being GDPR compliant.

For plugin developers

Our solution is free, and offer a simple PHP Object Interface that you can choose to implement in your plugin. It will allow you to easily implement the tools needed to identify and handle any Personal Identifiable Information handled within the plugin.

Get the latest version of the Interface on our GitHub repo.

For Website Administrators

We are building a GDPR compliance plugin, to help websites accomplish the Right to Access, Right to be forgotten, and Breach Notification functionality that every WordPress site must have, no matter the combination of plugins that handle user identifiable data.

GDPR summary

In (very) short. GDPR states that if a website collects, store or use any data related to an EU citizen. You must comply with the following:
– Tell the user: who you are, why you collect the data, for how long and who receives it.
– Get a clear concent, before collecting any data
– Let users access their data, and take it with them
– Let users delete their data
– Let users know if data breaches occur

See this nice infographic from the European Commission

Not following these guidelines will eventually result in a fine. Up to EUR 20 million or 4% of your annual turnover – so quite a bit of money.