I spent today familiarizing myself with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Though I’ve been hearing this acronym tossed around for several months now, I’d not invested any time in figuring what it actually means. However, with these new EU compliance rules going live on 28 May, 2018, I thought it past time to do so.
Until our fellow developers are able to bring WordPress core and their various plugins into compliance with GDPR requirements, Codelight has developed and is freely providing…
- The Site Owner’s Guide to GDPR — an education resource for understanding GDPR and taking first steps toward compliance
- The GDPR Framework — a WordPress plugin that provides a framework to set your site up as GDPR compliant, and
- GDPR Tools for Gravity Forms — an add-on to the base plugin that allows you to easily make your Gravity Forms GDPR compliant
- Formidable Forms: GDPR Add-On — an add-on to the base plugin that allows you to easily make your Formidable Forms GDPR compliant
Additionally, they are looking to soon release an add-on that will extend their framework into the WooCommerce space.
Though I am not a developer located in Europe and don’t currently have clients in Europe, I still recognize that my clients may have site visitors from the EU. Thus, GDPR touches me. It likely touches you, too. I’ve found this a good place to begin.