GDPR Compliance Chat Recap – April 4

(full text on slack)

Documentation: what texts do we need?

  • A table of contents of the needed information is present on . @idea15 started on some of them.
  • Some shorter/other texts will be needed to add to coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., but can then have links to the final privacy blogblog (versus network, site): WP default policy, text for new user registration and on user profile screen, technical text about the new functions for 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. , chapter in the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party handbook
  • After a chat with Mika, the guidelines for developers will be amended so that it's clear that plugins can assist in helping the site compliant but not that installing the plugin will make the site compliant.

Marketing: How to announce the project to the world?

  • @dejliglama reached out to the WhiP linking to make/core in their newsletter. There will be a longer piece later.
  • A paragraph was also create in the Month in WordPress of March
  • A proposal is to get a post out every 2 weeks with a major one on 25-May.
  • The roadmap can be used as a start, but might be slightly too technical for the broader public.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. Tickets: Review of specific tickets

  • #43492 was discussed. Data is stored for telemetry but also to make sure websites have the correct (security) updates.
  • A site adminadmin (and super admin) should not have to opt-in, because having a WordPress site without security updates is not acceptable. But a combination of some data (like website URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL, IP, etc) might be seen as personal data.
  • More clarification is needed. @pento and @pesieminski should be contacted.


  • Design should arrive in the next days so Allen and Mike can start with the patches for their tickets.
  • 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. Europe workshop: @idea15 will be hosting a GDPR Workshop at WCEU. She is looking for Teaching Assistants that can help her in making it a success. Please comment below (or DM on slackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at if you are in Belgrade in June and are willing to support!
  • WordCamp Europe contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. @idea15 has been contacted to be ready for questions during Contributor Day (June 14 in Belgrade). Anybody willing to help @xkon, @azaozz and probably @postphotos on that day? Leave a comment or DM.


  • @idea15: Create a text for marketing (due 2018-04-08)
  • @azaozz: Follow up with Marketing for the above text
  • @casiepa: Add short texts needed in the table of contents

Trac tickets:!closed&keywords=~gdpr
GDPR agenda and recaps:

#gdpr-compliance #summary

Ain't no party like a GDPR party
Cos a GDPR party don't stop until someone has a question about personal data.
(Heather Burns)