Free GDPR Compliance Plugins to Satisfy European Privacy Regulations
The GDPR compliance deadline was a bit like Y2K. Before May 25 there was a run-up of fear about what would happen online on May 26th, and after the deadline passed the world magically continued to turn. No calamities.
But that doesn't mean the Europeans aren't watching.
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. Failure to comply with the regulations carries heavy fines.
Free GDPR Compliance Plugins
WP GDPR Compliance currently supports Contact Form 7 (4.6), Gravity Forms (1.9), WooCommerce (2.5.0) and WordPress Comments.
This plugin is designed to help you prepare your website for the GDPR regulations related to cookies but IT WILL NOT MAKE IT FULLY COMPLIANT – this plugin is just a template and needs to be setup by your developer in order to work properly.
Once installed, the plugin gives you a template that you can customize; you can modify all text and colours to suit your needs.
You can also allow users to enable and disable cookies on your site, however, this will require bespoke development work as every site is unique and uses different cookies.
Comes with a helpful installation wizard to get you started quickly.
Developer-friendly. Everything can be extended, every feature and template can be overridden.
The plugin creates a page where users can request access to their personal data, stored on your website. You can find this page in the list of WordPress pages. In the backend you’ll get an overview of the requests users send and you can see which plugins collect personal data and need a ‘ask for approval’ checkbox.
Users who ask to view their personal data will get an email with a unique url on which they can view, update and download their comments and ask for a removal per comment. When they ask for a removal, the admin has the ability to delete the comment through the wp-gdpr backend. All emails will be sent automatically.
This plugin helps your website to comply with GDPR cookie regulations by asking every visitors to accept or decline cookies. If visitor choose to decline, than the tracking codes (Google Anayltics, Facebook Pixel) are not loading. If visitor accepts cookies, than the tracking codes (Google Anayltics, Facebook Pixel) are loading. So visitors can choose to be tracked or not, before they visit any page of the website. They even can change their minds and set again the cookies.
By Jean-Baptiste Audras, Directeur technique chez Whodunit
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2,000+ Active Installations
How this plugin works: The user/visitor use your Personal Data Request Form to ask for Personal Data Export or Erasure; A request is created in WordPress Tools > Export/Erase personal data; An email is sent to the user/visitor to confirm this request; The user request is set to Confirmed in Tools > Export/Erase personal data; An email is sent to the website administrator to validate the request; The personal data are sent by email to the user/visitor (as a 3-day available download link), or erased, depending on the user request type.
Main features: create and configure cookie notice; allow user to enable/disable services that can track or store user’s data; allow user to remove all personal data from WordPress site, including Woocommerce and other plugins; allow user to remove email from Mailchimp service; allow admin to delete particular user’s data.
This plugin works with the iubenda Cookie Law Solution and allows to block the most common widgets and third party cookies to comply with Cookie Laws, particularly with the Italian cookie law implementation in mind.
Also, don't think of these plugins as an attorney substitute. They are just tools and were not developed to give legal advice.
Good luck with your GDPR Compliance!
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