4 Lesser-Known Activities To Make Your WordPress Site GDPR-Compliant

As a WordPress site owner, it’s important to make sure that you are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This EU regulation, which came into effect in May 2018, sets out strict rules for how companies and organizations collect, use, and protect personal data.

While there are many well-known steps that you can take to make your WordPress site GDPR-compliant, such as implementing a privacy policy and adding a cookie consent banner, there are also some lesser-known activities that can help you meet your compliance obligations. Here are four of them:

  1. Review your site’s forms and opt-ins: If you have any forms or opt-ins on your site that collect personal data, such as email addresses or names, make sure that you have a clear and explicit purpose for collecting this data. You should also ensure that you have a legal basis for collecting the data, such as the user’s consent, and that you inform users of their rights, such as the right to withdraw their consent or request that their data be deleted.
  2. Use a GDPR-compliant contact form plugin: If you use a contact form plugin on your site, make sure that it is GDPR-compliant. This means that it should provide clear and explicit opt-ins for users, and allow users to easily withdraw their consent or request that their data be deleted. One plugin that meets these requirements is CodeTrappers’ GDPR-compliant contact form plugin.
  3. Consider using a GDPR-compliant hosting provider: Your hosting provider is responsible for storing and processing the personal data of your site’s users. To ensure that you are compliant with the GDPR, consider using a hosting provider that is GDPR-compliant and has strong security measures in place to protect user data. CodeTrappers, for example, offers GDPR-compliant hosting with state-of-the-art security measures.
  4. Regularly review and update your site’s privacy policy: Your privacy policy should clearly outline how you collect, use, and protect the personal data of your site’s users. Make sure to review your privacy policy regularly to ensure that it is up-to-date and compliant with the GDPR. You should also inform users of any updates to your privacy policy.

By taking these lesser-known steps to make your WordPress site GDPR-compliant, you can ensure that you are meeting your compliance obligations and protecting the personal data of your site’s users. CodeTrappers can help you with all of these activities, ensuring that your site is fully compliant with the GDPR.

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