Is my wordpress blog already GDPR compliant?

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    upwardsup
    Member

    Is my wordpress blog already GDPR compliant?

    The blog I need help with is thecastleofwonder.wordpress.com.

    #3242989

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Hello again, https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/do-i-need-to-do-anything-for-my-blog-to-be-gdpr-compliant/

    If you have any further concerns whether your WordPressdotcom website is fully GDPR compliant, please consult a lawyer. WordPressdotcom itself is not in a position to determine whether your website is in compliance or not. They are not lawyers.

    Cheers.

    #3242990

    upwardsup
    Member

    I am only an individual, and not a company or business. So I don’t have a lawyer for these kinds of things.

    #3242993

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Understood, but you are asking people who are not lawyers to confirm whether your site complies. That is a legal question.

    I’m going to repeat here what Staff have said to you previously:

    We cannot tell you exactly what you need to do to comply with the GDPR, as we are not your attorneys. The account you’re using to post here also does not own any sites on WordPress.com, so I assume you have a site using the open source WordPress software, which we don’t control.

    The only way to know for sure what you need to do to be compliant is to consult a lawyer who specialises in this law, but if you’re just a blogger who doesn’t collect personal info about users to your site beyond that which is necessary to power your site’s features, for example, commenting, and you don’t use that information for anything else, GDPR is unlikely to have much of an effect on how you run your site, and it is highly unlikely you’ll get sent to prison.

    You can find more info on the tools that are available in the WordPress software you’re using here:

    https://wordpress.org/news/2018/04/gdpr-compliance-tools-in-wordpress/

    You can also ask in those forums, but it’s likely they will tell you the same thing I told you here – if you’re truly concerned, speak to a lawyer.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/how-i-can-make-my-wordpress-site-gdpr-compliant-since-i-am-in-the-us-and-what/#post-3132791

    I’ve also referred you to WordPressdotcom’s support guide on GDPR in your earlier thread here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/do-i-need-to-do-anything-for-my-blog-to-be-gdpr-compliant/

    Between all your forum threads here on WordPressdotcom on GDPR, we’ve pretty much reached the limit of information that we can offer. Anything beyond that requires a lawyer.

    Best wishes for the new year.

    #3243864

    Closing this thread. We are not able to provide legal advice.

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