Featuring GDPR tools to help you comply with the regulation, WordPress is one of the few CMS’ out there providing these tools prior to 25th of May.
While the tools are only back-end oriented, for now, the plan is to add more functionality in the coming releases.
This blog will discontinue its focus on the core GDPR tools, and you should head over to make.wordpress.org to read up on how to implement the GDPR hooks and filters in your plugins.
If you are concerned about logging GDPR related requests – which you should be – then stay tuned. We will shift our focus towards the next big hurdle; Logging of any GDPR related activity, that is when a user requests access to data, askes for data to be exported, asks for changes or deletion/anonymization of data.
These changes need to be stored outside of your current WP database and filesystem to allow you to re-run any past activity if you ever need to introduce a backup of your data.
By being able to re-run deletion requests, you can make sure that you stay compliant. – More on this later. For now, let’s celebrate WordPress 🙂