GDPR part 9 – Comment form adjustment concl’d

After few weeks of wandering in the legal limbo, it was time to translate this newly acquired knowledge into practical coding. After eight posts on the subject matter, it was also time to conclude this mini-series on the General Data Protection Regulation.

GDPR part 8 – Comment form adjustment cont’d 2

Terms of Use (aka "Terms of Service", "Terms and Conditions", or other similar agreement names) are legally binding contracts. In theory, yes, they are legally binding between the parties who agree to it! In practice, however, a few things can make this agreement unenforceable. Better to know them upfront…

GDPR part 7 – Comment form adjustment cont’d

Should I, and equally important, can I add a Privacy Policy consent checkbox to my comment form? Apparently, to make a contract enforceable, the user needs to have notice and to give consent (among other things). But what do I know; I am neither a lawyer, nor an attorney.

GDPR part 6 – Comment form adjustment

One of the idea circulating about the GDPR is that it requires consent for all types of data processing. Is this true or just a myth? Specifically, what should I do to make my WordPress comment form GDPR-compliant?

GDPR part 5 – Terms of Use

What is the difference between "Terms and Conditions", "Terms of Service", "Condition of Use", and "Terms of Use"? None, but a personal choice to name this legal binding contract! Now, the name might be irrelevant, but the information contained within this document, namely the agreement, is of crucial importance.

GDPR part 4 – Privacy Policy

Under the GDPR, you are required to draft a comprehensive, yet simple, Privacy Policy and to make it accessible to your users. Easier said than done!

GDPR part 3 – Oops!

One of the main problem with modifying a theme directly is that any update will overwrite your changes. What if the solution to that problem becomes the source of another? There are two sides to the coin indeed.

GDPR part 2 – WordPress privacy release

The clock was ticking – few days left to become GDPR compliant. Fortunately, a WordPress GDPR-compliance team had worked diligently for months to help site owners to that purpose. On May 17, 2018, a privacy and maintenance release was ready – just in time!

GDPR part 1 – First encounter

The long-planned data protection reform was about to be enforced. Everybody was busy getting GDPR-compliant. Everybody but me! In the run-up to the date, I received an email about GDPR. GDP-what?

Replacing “Proudly powered by WordPress” with a copyright notice

Unlike Twenty Twenty (the most recent default themes by WordPress), Twenty Seventeen does not come with a copyright notice by default. In fact, it displays a credit link that cannot be removed through the theme settings (i.e. Customizer). How to reclaim the footer area?