The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It also gives individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.

You can learn more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page.


WordPress V4.9.6 GDPR Tools

WordPress 4.9.6 includes 4 new Tools for GDPR compliance. It helps you collect info needed for your Privacy Policy based on your theme and plugins too. And, it provides a way to retrieve, edit, and export the data you collect.

The new tools are:

  • Auto creation of a Privacy Policy page based on your theme and plugins.
  • Ways for site admins to list and export data collected.
  • Optin to obtain consent on comments to retain data.
  • A method for visitors to request and edit data held on them.

Jupiter V6.1.4 GDPR Tools

Consent Collecting Information in the Forms

We currently offer this option in:

Contact Form Shortcode in WPBakery Page Builder

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter contact form shortcode.

Contact Form Widget

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter contact form widget.

Quick Contact Form

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the quick contact form.

Mailchimp Subscribe Form

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter MailChimp subscribe form.


Third Party API GDPR Compliance

This option is located in Theme options > General settings > API Integrations. Currently this option only enables google analytics anonymous data collection.


Cookie Consents and other GDPR Requirements

Plugins below are suggested for use:


WooCommerce

Since V3.4, WooCommerce was made compatible with GDPR by asking their consent in the checkout page, but users must choose a terms and conditions page.


Google Fonts

There are still discussions going on about making Google Fonts GDPR compliant, according to this thread, you should either disable the Google Fonts from your website or make it locally hosted fonts. If you just do not use any Google Fonts in the Theme Options > Typography Settings and also in any other text shortcode such as Fancy Title, it will automatically get disabled from the whole website. But in case you want to host your Google Fonts locally, you may check out this forum topic.