Core Privacy Agenda – 14 Nov 2018

When/Where: Join us in #core-privacy on Making WordPress Slack from 1500-1600 UTC

Agenda:

  • New time for core 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 – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1naG6Bs2RK7j1PkKXmCdflY3ei2ZgZtV6zHCWeRz01s0/edit
  • Needs-privacy-review tag
    • Update from @garrett-eclipse (meta:3896) – “wrote the patch 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 WP.org footers (@allendav)

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

  • 60 Minutes on GDPR – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gdpr-the-law-that-lets-europe-take-back-their-data-from-big-tech-companies-60-minutes/ props @idea15
  • ICO updates https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/security/passwords-in-online-services/ https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/security/ https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/accountability-and-governance/data-protection-by-design-and-default/ props David Orf
  • WP GDPR Compliance Plugin Privilege Escalation Flaw https://www.wordfence.com/blog/2018/11/privilege-escalation-flaw-in-wp-gdpr-compliance-plugin-exploited-in-the-wild/ props @garrett-eclipse

Upcoming WordCamp (and other Event) Privacy Talks:

  • Recent talks
    • @chrisweigman Encrypt All the Things – WordCamp Orlando https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/schedule/sessions/
    • @riankinney Ethics on the Web – WordCamp Orlando https://2018.orlando.wordcamp.org/schedule/sessions/
    • Chris Teitzel – With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility – WordCamp Seattle – https://2018.seattle.wordcamp.org/session/with-great-power-comes-great-responsibility/
  • Planned talks
  • Opportunities

Helpful links:

  • Core Privacy Component Home Page https://make.wordpress.org/core/components/privacy/
  • Core Privacy Posts https://make.wordpress.org/core/tag/core-privacy/
  • Core Privacy Roadmap https://make.wordpress.org/core/roadmap/privacy/
  • Plugin Privacy Handbook https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/privacy/
  • Open Privacy Component Tickets https://core.trac.wordpress.org/query?status=accepted&status=assigned&status=new&status=reopened&status=reviewing&component=Privacy&col=id&col=summary&col=status&col=owner&col=type&col=priority&col=milestone&col=component&order=priority

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