[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #43435: Add settings screen for creating a privacy policy

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Tue May 1 10:07:01 UTC 2018

#43435: Add settings screen for creating a privacy policy
 Reporter:  azaozz            |       Owner:  idea15
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  4.9.6
Component:  General           |     Version:
 Severity:  normal            |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  gdpr needs-patch  |     Focuses:

Comment (by azaozz):

 Replying to [comment:78 xkon]:

 Couple of things:
 1. Think we settled to use "privacy policy" as the default WP language is
 `en_US`. That can be translated to "notice" or other term when WP is
 translated for other locales, including `en_GB`, `en_CA`, `en_AU`, etc.

 2. This seems wrong:

 > If your website collects or processes personal data about people within
 the European Union, you will need...

 These are general privacy tools and we suggest all websites to have a
 privacy policy, no matter where they are located. Furthermore who can
 guarantee when an EU resident may stumble on a website located in another
 region? :)

 The proposed text is:
 The first step towards privacy laws compliance is to have a comprehensive
 Policy. If you already have a Privacy Policy page, please select it below.
 If not, create one.

 The new page will include help and suggestions for your privacy policy.
 However, it is your
 responsibility to use those resources correctly, to provide the
 information that your
 privacy policy requires, and to keep that information current and

 After your Privacy Policy page is set, we suggest that you edit it. On the
 edit page screen
 you will find additional privacy information added by your plugins. We
 would also suggest
 reviewing your privacy policy from time to time, after a WordPress or a
 plugin update. There
 may be changes or new suggested information for you to consider adding to
 your policy.

 Any last minute edits?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/43435#comment:80>
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