Despite being as on top of GDPR, privacy and data protection as the next non-legal person (ahem), it wasn’t until version 6.1 of Jetpack from Automattic came out that I realised I might have a problem, when they announced new privacy tools for those of us with contact form and commenting open. It turns out that this has been on the horizon for WordPress for some time.
Fortunately, the latest version of WordPress (4.9.6 – don’t ask about the odd version number, you’ll cry) includes some tools to get your WordPress site ready… three days under the wire.
The problem is that it only gets you part of the way there. For example: visitors can now see what data I’ve ever captured about them, but there’s no simple mechanism for them to ask the question – that’s left up to plugins. This being WordPress, there’s a lot of plugins, all of which almost do what you want, but not exactly.
I’d appreciate a once-over of it from anyone reading this though… is it utter nonsense, or am I just about there?