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  1. Bob

    I find it interesting that this comes on the heels of Facebook announcing that they have no intention of fully complying with the GDPR.

    I’ll bet at the end of the day that the US government will cave and shield ALL US businesses from obligation to comply.

    We have no intention to spend one dime to comply with this ever.

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  2. Edi

    Nice, if Jetpack would become GDPR compliant.

    But the links to some documents are not enough, and I didn’d find the mentioned way to opt-out of activity tracking.

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  3. David Anderson

    “that links to privacy documents and includes a way to opt-out of activity tracking”

    That’s curious, because GDPR requires explicit, informed opt-in. Opt-out is not permitted. Can anyone clarify what JetPack really does here?

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    • Ulrich

      There is an automatic opt in when you connect your site with WordPress.com and you agree to the terms and conditions.

      I don’t believe this is fully GDPR compatible but this would require changes on WordPress.com. I have created an issue on GitHub for this: https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/9233

      There will be more improvements in future updates.

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  4. Kรฅre Mulvad Steffensen

    WordPress itself is also well on its way to provide some much needed privacy tools in admin.

    They will help site owners comply with the GDPR, but can be used to facilitate easy and correct management of personal data in general, no matter the laws..

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  5. Jack Anderson

    What about the Jetpack comments/discussion module? At minimum, that’s going to need an opt-in checkbox to allow explicit consent for the information collected by the comment form, isn’t it? Aside from the information entered voluntarily in the fields, there’s at least IP address also collected.

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  6. Faraz A.

    Do you know when is wordpress.org going to provide tools for GDPR for comments and account deletion ?

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