Find Out How to Configure Privacy in WordPress and Why it’s important?

When we talk about privacy, the only one thing comes to our mind is how we can attain it quickly. Europe had been working astonishingly to make sure that every website reveals how they are stealing the data from the visitors’ devices. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25.  WordPress gives the power to some websites around the world as a platform. Today they have presented the latest version 4.9.6 with privacy as its main highlight for the people.

GDPR is also offering more access and choice to the people if they collect their data which is used and shared. WordPress is providing some latest and advanced privacy features, in this launch, which you can read below.

Create the Privacy in WordPress Site: 

If you have to upgrade your WordPress 4.9.6 then you have to use the default theme of WordPress, you get some changes right away.

Privacy Policy Page in WordPress:

Now, Website owners can create a compelling and devoted privacy policy page by using an inbuilt tool in WordPress. However, you can always use an existing page where you have mentioned everything. If you haven’t, the template will include a format for most of the things that are recommended in European Union’s GDPR.

In your WordPress Dashboard, as admin, to Settings > Privacy. We will suggest that you first look at the template. Also, you can always link an existing Privacy Page of your website.

In this new page, you can add sections or your collected data, and you can do it under the heading “What personal data we collect and why we collect it.” The section expands:-

  • Media
  • Contact forms
  • Comments
  • Cookies
  • Analytics
  1. How long we retain your data.
  2. Who we share your data with.

Other information:

  1. How you protect data
  2. What data breach procedures we have in place
  3. What third parties we receive data from
  4. Embedded content from other websites
  5. What automated decision making and profiling we do with user data
  6. Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Here you need to describe each information and a template data available that you can modify according to your website.

Beside this, WordPress is also providing help to include insights from WordPress and participating plugins on how to manage the personal information.

Export and Delete the Private Information: 

WordPress is offering a tool which allows you to export or delete any personal data from your website. This tool is perfect to do this work properly. However, this process is straightforward as it allows the site owners to export a ZIP file with a user’s data which is related to WordPress and participating plugins. Data Erasure is an exciting method.

Data Erasure:

Data Erasure is a new method of email, It is an email-based method for the site owners to accept the personal data requests. Data Erasure is a request confirmation tool, and it works for export and erasure requests. It is helpful for both registered users and commenters. It can quickly remove or delete user’s data, including data collected by participating plugins.

Such as – Someone sends you a request to remove his/her personal information from your website.

  • First, you need to ask the email id which is on the website.
  • Use this interface to confirm his/her identification.
  • Once received, you can delete all his/her data.
  • Then you can send a confirmation mail or message.

Comments: Non-connected visitors to the website can select the Logged-out commenter’s choice if their name, email address, and website are saved in a cookie on their browser. Those fields in the comment box will not be auto-filled when you visit to comment again.

Why it’s important?

Privacy of the user is important and companies have been violating it. While it gets companies, and website owners a lot of money, it’s not a good practice. It will affect you in the long term And if you don’t get this part, European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  has made this a rule.

Robert C., the writer of this article is an experienced digital marketing professional with a keen interest in writing on Microsoft, Outlook, Office.com/Setup and more. With all his blogs and articles, he focuses on making the readers aware of the latest as well as upcoming technologies in this domain.

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