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  • NatureGlo's eScience

    OMG, THANK GOD, WordPress is setting this up! It makes WP a safe haven, because setting up for GDPR is just a real headache which I don't think anyone can truly be entirely compliant with. Especially, the small businesses who just don't have the manpower to get into compliance. What a rich blessing this is. I can see WP getting us totally hooked up and ready for GDPR over time. Thank you for posting this Adam. It's a real breath of fresh air to see this!

  • Attila Rainheart

    All day today I was thinking on how to solve things on my sites that is now all of a sudden solved by the great community of wp. Thank you very much your review Adam. It is such a relief.

  • Paul Herzlich

    Adam – I’ve been struggling with one idea that you mentioned: Do you really interpret the regulation as needing a checkbox to accept data storage on a form that already has a submit button? As long as I say on the form that when you press submit this form records personally identifiable data, surely the Submit button is explicit consent? How can you interpret pressing Submit any other way? I’m not arguing but I’m really wondering. What does the checkbox add?

  • themedleb

    Thank you Adam for the early cover of this WordPress version, I have a question please: Is GDPR only for registered users? What about unregistered visitors of my website that are from EU? Can they (unregistered EU users) request for their data based on their IP address?

    Thank you in advance.

  • CiaoWeb

    Hello Adam, I build websites for clients. I sent them a GDPR warning mass email. In case one of my client breach the GDPR is the web developer liable? How can we developers protect ourselves from angry clients? Is there a sample disclaimer that client must sign to make us not liable?

  • OrsoBaLorso

    What do you think of the "GDPR Framework" plugin? It works in a similar fashion but I think it creates a better privacy policy, and lets you add a button that allows users (if you decide so) to directly download or delete their datas, saving you (the website owner) some time.

  • Tango Digital Systems

    I knew WordPress would roll out GDPR for us and that was why I was waiting patiently.. Thank you Adam for sharing

  • Tango Digital Systems

    Hi Adam, what happens to someone like me who uses disqus for commenting, do you recommended I switch back to WordPress commenting to be covered by GDPR because I dont really know if disqus is compliant.

  • Tango Digital Systems

    Hi Adam, what happens to someone like me who uses disqus for commenting, do you recommended I switch back to WordPress commenting to be covered by GDPR because I dont really know if disqus is a compliant.

  • Dan Laurentiu

    Do i have GDPR obligations for my users that are using my newsletter, or for the users that are subscribed to my notifications (Onesignal). Thanks.

  • Mr Wood

    You specifically mention Learndash and Learnpress working on a solution. Lifterlms is conspicuous by its absence, as far as you know, are they lagging behind on this?

  • Photographyandcoffee.com

    Good this is tackled in the WP core. Maybe a little bit late, cause developers and their EU clients are struggling with this GDPR for months now. I am following some FB groups on this issue and there are more questions than answers.

  • David McCan

    Nice video. Definitely a resource. It tells site owners what they need to do (especially for small sites).

  • Verdi Heinz

    Great news! This will save a lot of time. Question: How will you add all the checkboxes you mentioned?

  • Ronald Surya

    Adam Preiser,

    What plugin/tool that you're using in this video?

    Do I still need use E-Comply or GPDR Tracker if use this? Thanks

  • Ant M

    I sent you a message, but incase you don't see it could you review which plugin on the wordpress store is best to get this process done? There's tons already and any advice which is best would be great.

  • scholastic01

    Due to the updates WordPress has provided, would we still need to have cookie plugins, like you said, popping up to discourage protention clients or customers? Or will the privacy policy updates we make be ok?

  • SpectraLight Photography

    I am curious as to whom will send non-compliant websites a notice that they are being fined for non-compliance and what happens to the website owner if they do not pay the fine? Is "Uncle Guido" going to show up at their door and break their legs?!

  • P L

    hi. I would like to know what about the hosting sites itself that have stats for the domain names website that we cannot change for example inmotion has visitors stats. How can we be gdpr comply if the hosting is the one collecting the visitors ip address. Before i bought inmotion hosting they told me they were gdpr comply today i found out they are not really dont know what to do now.

  • Ladyfyre-Graphics

    Thank you for doing this video I've had a real hard time trying to get to grips with GDPR. One thing that I noticed is that even though I just updated to 4.9.6 that my privacy policy that it generated is different to the one you are showing i.e. no highlighted areas and a lot of missing text (nothing listed under analytics etc) do you have any idea as to why this is please?

  • Lady Elizabeth

    I get this from a business standpoint but as a book blogger that does not make any money on her self-hosted WordPress website, this is a huge headache. Add to that, the fact that I'm not even in the US but in South America makes it even crazier.

    This past week I disabled the comments on my blog just to make sure I'm GDPR compliant before anyone else put some info there. I don't get many commenters but there are some.

    Making the Privacy Policy as I type this because before this blew up I was living under a rock, apparently (LOL) and did not think that this would apply to me. According to some author friends, it does apply just for the fact that I had comments ON or Google Analytics… and I'm pretty sure I use cookies too because of GA.

    I have so many questions so this process it's taking a long time for me. I'm not a web developer so I'm pretty clueless about tech things and how to do them. I still need to make sure I know what data is stored and where for some things.

    This coming from WordPress has been a huge help to me, in particular. I don't have a newsletter installed as of now so that's going to be another hurdle to get over later, luckily MailChimp it's been pretty helpful too.

  • Marta Lourenço Smits

    Hi Adam,
    Great explanation. I was trying to find out how it did work the new features. But I am wondering, are you aware that this is only a small part of what is needed for GDPR?
    Besides the privacy policy (with all the information about everything you have that capture information and ways to opt out from it), you also need to have a cookie banner with an opt-out option (because not all of the EU countries follow the same rule, some just need to see the warning that the website use cookies, others do need an opt-out – like Germany and Italy for ex.), it is also needed that the cookies are blocked until consent given in all of the situations.
    Are you thinking about doing any videos about it?

  • Bloodyroots

    Hi Adam! Thanks for the video. Do you have any information how could you write privacy policy and cookies policy for different type of sites I'm struggling with how can you write a gdpr privacy and cokie policy Im planing to make portfolio website I need for that and I just want to put in contact section where people put their email and message

  • cat luva

    I had to set up my site to monitor everything visitors even attempt to look at. Sadly I've had an issue with people from Russia and Ukraine trying to attack me.

  • Jim Kiser

    Thanks Adam, what bothers me about this is that if a hacker hijacks one of our user's email address, then they can use that to leverage all the personal information that we have on that user. Seems there should be some two-factor authentication of some kind in this process.

  • DANIEL PALOMARES

    I don't have wordpress; I already have a website created. {it's fully completed yet} I have a couple of questions.
    How and where can do I add the "privacy policy" and 'terms and conditions"?
    In order for me to add other much needed info and requests from customers to my web; I must have the above two added on.
    (SMH) I'm lost. Help.

  • De Betong Show

    I really do find this videos interesting and motivating to take the GDPR seriously. I'm also happy you are there to make things easier and simply to your followers. You are a motivator. Any motivator need a motivator to inspire them to motivate others. I love to motivate people regardless of who they are. That's why i started my talkshow channel which give startups, creative minds or businesses the ability to share what they do with the public and this GDPR info is really useful and simple. I want to motivate so many people especially most women in Africa to wake up and focus on their dreams rather than sleeping and complaining about how things are difficult. Thanks for this.

  • Cata strophic

    lots of detail here ! thank you ! this has been discouraging and to over whelming until now ! thanks again for your brilliant clarity , and helping with this. I hope the next wave we get hit by is more forgiving.?

  • Jay Vijay

    Hey! Adamn it seems that GDPR plugin has been compromised /hacked and it's been more that 12 months not been updated do you know any other better alternative?

  • Oragamey

    Thank you for your amazing explanation of GDPR , this was very informative . Thumbs up and subscribed . Looks like a lot of plugin pp reading ahead .

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