This post is to act as a store for lots of helpful GDPR resources and links that we keep referring back to. We’ll add to this post over time rather than writing new articles.
Information Commissioner’s Office / ICO
Everything about GDPR should start with the source of the oversight in the UK. This is a summary of links you may find useful that pertain to your website.
If you own a website and gather personal data, you should register as a data controller here. For limited companies under 250 employees, it’s just £35+vat per year.
In the News
BBC News overview on GDPR
20 April 2018
Google putting self-destruct timers on emails in Google Mail
25 April 2018
GDPR content at The Guardian
Suzanne Dibble on GDPR – Suzanne is a lawyer and an expert in GDPR
7 things to do if you’re a data processor
Willows Consulting article on GDPR for eCommerce
Complete WordPress GDPR guide from CodeInWP [Updated 2021]
Individual rights under GDPR
How Automattic are tackling GDPR in WooCommerce Core
Major suppliers’ statements on GDPR
Amazon Web Services
Dropbox Guidance Centre | Updated terms info
Facebook Business on GDPR
Google Privacy & GDPR | Google Analytics data retention settings
MailChimp GDPR Tools | GDPR-friendly pop-up forms
Plugins & Tools
These are not endorsements of any particular plugin and no plugins can provide GDPR compliance as it’s a much deeper issue. Always look at plugin reviews on wordpress.org before installing a plugin and check when it was last updated. To get the promoted features of a plugin, you may need to pay for the premium version.
Delete Me WordPress plugin review at WPTavern
Cookiebot – detailed consent plugin | Cookiebot pricing
- Free on less than 100 pages
- £8/domain/month less than 500 pages
- the responsibility of data controller (site owner) to sign up
WP-GDPR plugin – This may be replaced by what Automattic are doing with WordPress Core
Free Cookie Audit Tool from Attacat
Sets a Google Chrome extension. The site recommends you use Google Chrome Canary as a separate browser otherwise it can clear all the rest of the cookies in your browser, which is an issue if you want to retain them for easy login to other sites.
GDPR for Websites – by Agency Trailblazer
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