This is a cumulative update for #core-privacy office hours and bug 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. scrubs held in April 2019.
Office hours are held every Wednesday at 19:00 UTC in the #core-privacy channel on Making WordPress Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. Bug scrubs are Mondays at 15:00 UTC.
5.2 has been a monumental team effort by core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.-privacy. The team has shipped all 24 of its tickets earmarked for the release. These included 15 bugfixes and 9 enhancements.
Special props go to @garrett-eclipse for being the driving force behind the team’s 5.2 ticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. success.
General fixes include:
#44707 – Users are now able to make additional requests when identical previous requests are in a complete or archived state.
#44644 – The ‘Download Personal Data’ admin (and super admin) action no longer triggers a completion of the request.
Also in 5.2 some privacy nags were removed; post-4.9.6, these notifications had served their purpose:
#45999 – Remove the Privacy Pointer
#46819 – Remove the Privacy Bubble
Some i18N 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.-Privacy wins were:
#44721 – The Personal Data Erasure Fulfillment email is now in the User’s Locale A locale is a combination of language and regional dialect. Usually locales correspond to countries, as is the case with Portuguese (Portugal) and Portuguese (Brazil). Other examples of locales include Canadian English and U.S. English.
#46056 – The Personal Data Export email is now in the User’s Locale
Tickets shipped since the March team update included #44175, #44644, #44047, #46819, and #46098. Props @knutsp, @desrosj, @joshuawold, @birgire, @mechter, @subrataemfluence, @xkon, @saimonh, @audrasjb, @dejliglama, @ianbelanger, @iandunn, @pento, @sergeybiryukov.
@earnjam wrote a post in Make/Core on the developer-focused privacy updates in 5.2.
@williampatton wrote a dev note Each important change in WordPress Core is documented in a developers note, (usually called dev note). Good dev notes generally include:
a description of the change;
the decision that led to this change
a description of how developers are supposed to work with that change.
5.3: export and erasure
For 5.3, @xkon would like the team to focus on finalising all outstanding issues with export and erasure requests. @audrasjb has given @xkon access to his repo for the front-end forms for export and erasure, with a view to using this as our first team feature plugin A plugin that was created with the intention of eventually being proposed for inclusion in WordPress Core. See Features as Plugins.. (#44013)
5.3: privacy notice updates
The team has discussed #44538, #44669, #46687 as an opportunity for collaboration with the #design team.
Plugin 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 privacy audit
@idea15 has finished writing beta version 1 of the plugin privacy audit workflow, with the help of feedback from many team members and plugin developers. Please feel free to test the workflow on your plugin and provide the team with feedback in #core-privacy.
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@idea15 has signed up for a slot for the team at the WP Cafe at WCEU. This will be a friendly hangout and chat space with no set agenda.
As with last year, #core-privacy will have a team table at the WCEU contributor 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. As with last year, @idea15 @xkon @pputzer @postphotos will take turns secretly disconnecting the wi-fi.
Cross-project privacy cooperation
Members of the #core-privacy team who participate in the cross-project privacy initiative will be participating in the Mozilla Global Sprint in May to standardise file formats for data portability exports and imports across our CMSes, and to identify the export and import functionality which may need to be created within each project. All are welcome to join in. Dates TBC.
New on WPTV:
@rhyswynne at WordCamp Edinburgh 2018: How to integrate the 4.9.6 privacy features into your plugin
@mainplus at WordCamp Belfast 2018: Follow the data
@riankinney at WordCamp Rome 2018: The differences between U.S. and EU privacy law
@idea15 participated remotely in a privacy BOF at Drupalcon Seattle on behalf of the #core-privacy team.
@pputzer gave an outstanding talk at WordCamp Vienna on 27 April focusing on active #core-privacy tickets from a developer/site owner perspective. The slides are available here.
@javorszky started a review of the wp.org privacy policies which is currently active and available for discussion & review here.