GDPR Compliance Chat Recap – April 11

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First deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors. of ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. #43481

  • Core ticket #43481 is about tabs and placeholders to privacy tools page in wp-adminadmin (and super admin) and a first version has been committed into dev. Goal is to have it inside the 4.9.6 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software..
  • These screens will allow the sitesite (versus network, blog) admin to get validation from the requester follow-up on requests. Requests could come in from different sources (email, phone request, contact page, etc) so a dedicated place is needed.

Announcements: Available texts and where to publish them

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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party dev guidelines

Privacy section in readme.txt

  • Besides the functions in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and the upcoming filters/hooksHooks In WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. that plugin authors will be able to use, there might also be a need to have privacy related info in the readme.txt
  • The advantages of a section in the readme.txt would be:
    • availability in plain text in downloads
    • parsable, can be displayed in tab on plugin repo
    • translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization., since readme is in Core’s i18ni18n Internationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill. tools on translate.wordpress.org
    • Version controlversion control A version control system keeps track of the source code and revisions to the source code. WordPress uses Subversion (SVN) for version control, with Git mirrors for most repositories.
  • The eventual section in the readme.txt will however not substitute the need of having the privacy information also delivered using filters/hooks as the purpose and possibilities are different.
  • Another idea was to add a ‘Privacy URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org’ keyword where a URL could be provided to a privacy statement hosted on a website.

TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. tickets: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=!closed&keywords=~gdpr
GDPR agenda and recaps: https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/gdpr-compliance/

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