#core-privacy Office Hours Minutes – 13 February 2019

The following is a summary of the weekly core-privacy office hours held on 13 February 2019. Weekly privacy office hours are held every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC. A full transcript can be found here in the #core-privacy channel in the Make WordPress Slack.

Participants: @desrosj @dejliglama @idea15 @pepe @lakenh @chriscct7 @postphotos

Admin pointers

@desrosj has created a patch (#45999) to remove the admin pointers for the privacy features which were added in 4.9.6. The attendees agreed that the pointers’ usefulness peaked around the GDPR deadline time when the features were new, but they are no longer necessary.

Workplan for 5.2

The team agreed ten tickets to focus on for release 5.2, all of which are bugfixes or enhancements of existing tools.

The bug scrub for Monday 25 February will focus on 5.2 tickets, and the bug scrub for Monday 4 March will focus on component tickets marked awaiting review.

Component roadmap

@desrosj and @dejliglama have cleaned up the draft roadmap for the component’s work in 2019. The group will finalise all outstanding issues on the roadmap during office hours on Wednesday 20 February, and will post the final roadmap to Make.

Candidates for feature plugins

The roadmap process has included discussions of which new features would be best delivered as plugins. These include embed privacy controls, WP-CLI support, multisite support, and Gutenberg blocks for data export and erasure requests.

Google Fonts

In response to privacy and performance concerns about Google Fonts (#46169, #46170), @pepe is creating a proof of concept patch to add a customizer option to disable Google Fonts for the older (pre-Twenty Nineteen) default themes.

Upcoming WordCamp/conference privacy talks

Cross-CMS privacy working group report

The cross-project privacy team is creating a draft workflow to audit project plugins, modules, and extensions for best privacy practice. The workflow is designed to be adapted to each project’s specific needs. Please review and comment on the first draft.