Data Handling Best Practices

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most WordPress events are online. Please refer to our online events handbook.

For communities where COVID-19 has been more effectively contained or have easy access to COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing, returning to hosting an in-person meetupMeetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. event is possible, with caution, using the resources provided. If you plan to move forward with an in-person meetup, you must use the provided checklist .

The WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project thrives on transparency. Whenever possible, we prefer to do all of our work in public, sharing as much information as possible with the community and the project as a whole.

In our work to organize events that provide a fantastic attendee experience, however, we collect personal data that must be kept safe.

All information collected on is covered by the Privacy Policy. WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers are expected to ensure the security and protection of the personal data that they have access to.

When considering how to handle personal data, please be sure to always:

  • Only request personal information (in registration questions, speaker applications, etc) that the team absolutely needs to make the event a success.
  • Restrict access to information to a “need to know” basis within the organizing team.
  • Ensure that passwords to devices accessing information meet or exceed security recommendations
  • Shred hardcopy information when no longer required.
  • Delete spreadsheets or documents that contain personal data, as soon as they’re no longer needed for the organizing of the event.
  • Refuse to share information with any vendor whose data handling policies do not match or exceed those of, or for any reason other than WordCamp organizing necessities.
  • Notify us if you discover or suspect that the security of data collected via The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. has been compromised.

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