WordPress 4.9.6 Introduced Privacy Control for GDPR

You may have heard GDPR – European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation term most of the time these days. GDPR takes effect on May 25, 2018 and it requires companies and webmasters to be complete transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It will also allow individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.

GDPR

To follow the national or international privacy laws, WordPress 4.9.6 introduced the way to enhance their privacy and policy to comply with new rules. You may see label “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment” in comment section of WordPress and Privacy option under Settings option under WordPress Dashboard.

So What We Have to Do?

Simply, update the existing privacy policy and present your privacy policy page to WordPress from Settings -> Privacy.

Privacy Settings

By any way if you still do not have a privacy policy page, make sure you create a new pay as soon as possible to comply with this new law. WordPress has added some inbuilt function to speed up this process so follow that and write own Privacy Policy.

Apart from this you will see a new label in comment section logged-out commenters will be given a choice on whether their name, email address, and website are saved in a cookie on their browser.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Comment Section

I found this more helpful for users who do not like to share their information for long term to the browser’s cookie.