I’m happy to announce that the team behind GDPR compliance in WordPress core has gotten the first version of GDPR tools into the upcoming version of WordPress.
Download and test please – and if you’re a plugin developer, it’s time to start implementing the exporter into your plugin.
Website admins – you get the tools, but that does NOT mean your site is compliant by default. Since we still haven’t got a unified way to check if a plugin implements the new tools, it’s your job to make sure that any personal data handling plugins you have, does so within the regulatory rules.
Also, you need to manually setup a way for users to contact you. You then manually validate the users identity and then – via admin – send out a validation link to the user in question.
Then, wait for the user to confirm, and then manually click, to do an export that is then sent to the user.
Yes, we’re not 100% automatic about the flow – this is a crucial first step and we should be happy that it’s in place before 25th of May