[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7866: Privacy: Privacy policy integration into registration process

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Thu May 24 18:28:58 UTC 2018

#7866: Privacy: Privacy policy integration into registration process
 Reporter:  boonebgorges  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement   |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |  Milestone:  4.0
Component:  Core          |    Version:
 Severity:  normal        |   Keywords:  2nd-opinion
 Parent ticket: #7698

 GDPR requires that

 > [...consent] should be given by a clear affirmative act establishing a
 freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data
 subject’s agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or
 her, such as by a written statement, including by electronic means, or an
 oral statement.

 The place where a website indicates the nature of the data it collects,
 what it does with it, etc, is the Privacy Policy. See #7855. So it seems
 that there should be some sort of integration between the privacy policy
 and the registration process.

 This could take a couple of forms:

 a. In the registration template, show a link to the Privacy Policy (if it
 b. Add a checkbox or other interface that indicates that the user has read
 and agrees to the privacy policy, and require it for registration to
 continue. Ideally, we would keep a discrete record of the user's consent,
 so that it could be revoked later on (though this revocation would likely
 mean deleting one's account, since in most cases you can't have a
 BuddyPress account without having a profile, etc)
 c. Include some language about the privacy policy in
 registration/confirmation emails.

 The end responsibility for this stuff is in the hands of the site owner,
 so I want to be careful not to go overboard, but if we can easily
 facilitate compliance through something like (b), it seems wise to do so.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7866>
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