Core-Privacy Office Hours Summary, 21 and 28 November

Ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. and coding issues

  • Gutenberg 11999, Fix the Privacy Policy Help Notice – merged into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. r43920. There is an open PR on the Classic Editor that will reverse the changes in r43920 and preserve the current placement of the notice (below the post title, above the editor) when that 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 is active.
  • As far as the contributors are aware, Gutenberg 11648 is the only remaining 5.0 related privacy ticket.
  • Quantcast advertising tracking has been removed from the .org footer. Props @ocean90. Matt has also approved replacing the social networking links with non-tracker links.
  • There are some potential privacy issues regarding Google Captcha 3.0. @idea15 to research.
  • #45395, which added the “shield” illustration to the adminadmin (and super admin) dashboard privacy page, has raised the issue of the currency and accuracy of the text under it.
  • The 26 November bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. scrub examined several new tickets: #45416 #45154, #45136, #44952, #44940, and #44876.
  • The 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.) in TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. (#3896) has been marked commit. @garrett-eclipse will add a link to the “needs-privacy-review” page on the main component page when there are active tickets.
  • There are 46 privacy tickets awaiting review.

Conference talks

  • Sam Jadali spoke on firewalls and data privacy at WordCamp Riverside
  • @riankinney spoke on behalf of the team on the “Ethics on the Web” panel at 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. Orlando
  • @chriswiegman spoke about encryption and privacy also at WordCamp Orlando
  • Chris Teitzel from the Drupal privacy component spoke about privacy collaboration at WordCamp Seattle
  • @rhyswynne spoke at WordCamp Edinburgh about integrating the V1 GDPR tools into his plugin, using code examples and a meeting summary scribe dressed as a unicorn
  • @idea15 spoke in a personal capacity about raising awareness of data protection in 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. projects, using the core-privacy GDPR work as an example, to the annual conference of the National Association of Data Protection Officers in London. The audience of full-time privacy professionals and lawyers had lots of questions!
  • @riankinney and @postphotos will be speaking at WCUS on Friday afternoon on what is ahead for the core privacy team’s work in 2019
  • @postphotos will represent the team at WCUS 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. on Thursday.

Team issues

  • @javorszky has had to step away from contributing due to time constraints. @allendav is also unable to contribute at pre-4.9.6 levels. The team is always looking for new participants and contributors.
  • @riankinney and @idea15 are meeting with the Joomla! Core privacy team after WCUS to identify potential areas for mutual cooperation and to also learn more about their consent and logging work.
  • @idea15 wrote a post about the component’s work for the Marketing team.
  • The attendees agreed to use our 12 December office hours meeting, after WCUS and our contributions to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. are out of the way, to kickstart the V2 core privacy work.

Reminder: our weekly office hours are now at Wednesdays at 1900 UTC while bug scrubs remain Mondays at 16:00 UTC. The next office hours will take place on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 19:00 UTC