Core Privacy Agenda – 14 Nov 2018

When/Where: Join us in #core-privacy on Making WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at from 1500-1600 UTC


  • New time for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. privacy weekly chat starting next week (@desrosj)
  • WP 5 drops Tue Nov 27 – do we need another quick round of WP 5 compatibility testing with privacy features? (@allendav)
  • Tickets
    • Update on moving core files from @allendav (core:43895) – developing a plan here –
  • Needs-privacy-review tagtag A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.)
    • Update from @garrett-eclipse (metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.:3896) – “wrote the patchpatch A special text file that describes changes to code, by identifying the files and lines which are added, removed, and altered. It may also be referred to as a diff. A patch can be applied to a codebase for testing. and it’s now awaiting a commit. There’s two additional items after commit which is including links but we’ll hold on that until the tag starts to get some usage”
  • Raising awareness of core privacy work and meetings
    • Update from @riankinney re marketing newsletter — getting the word out about Office Hours, our need for developers and end-user feedback
  • “What is privacy in our context?”
    • What is privacy in the sense of what areas do we look at in our work @idea15
    • Separating the theory from the practice (e.g. our dev guidelines)
    • Update on working with Chris Tiezel for cross-platform definitions @idea15

Items postponed to next week:

  • WP mobile app permissions and tracking (@allendav)
  • Follow up on 3rd party code (Twitter, Facebook, Quantcast?) on footers (@allendav)

What the Cool Privacy Kids Are Reading / Trying This Week:

  • 60 Minutes on GDPR – props @idea15
  • ICO updates props David Orf
  • WP GDPR Compliance Plugin Privilege Escalation Flaw props @garrett-eclipse

Upcoming 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. (and other Event) Privacy Talks:

  • Recent talks
    • @chrisweigman Encrypt All the Things – WordCamp Orlando
    • @riankinney Ethics on the Web – WordCamp Orlando
    • Chris Teitzel – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – WordCamp Seattle –
  • Planned talks
  • Opportunities

Helpful links:

  • Core Privacy Component Home Page
  • Core Privacy Posts
  • Core Privacy Roadmap
  • Plugin Privacy Handbook
  • Open Privacy Component Tickets

#core-privacy, #privacy