The first #gbtribechat focused on GDPR Readiness. Here are some notes on the conversation.
Updated on May 25, 2018 to include other helpful GDPR Readiness resources recommended by the community.
Missed our first #gbtribechat?
Our first Twitter chat was held on 16 May 2018. The discussion was focused on TRIBE members’ GDPR readiness.
If you don’t already know, GDPR stands for the European Union’s (EU) General Directive on Privacy Restrictions which will come into effect May 25, 2018.
We started the conversation with the legal disclaimer that applies to this post. Nothing discussed in the #gbtribechat should be construed as legal advice. The participants were not lawyers. If you need legal advice, please consult a bona fide lawyer.
What follows are some of the topics discussed and links and resources that TRIBE members shared during the chat.
- Judy G. Russell, aka the Legal Genealogist: The GDPR, you & me
- European Commission: Data protection
- BloggingBistro.com: Why You Can’t Ignore the GDPR Privacy Law, Even if You’re Not in the EU by Laura Chistianson
- Codeinwp.com: The Complete WordPress GDPR Guide: What Does the New Data Regulation Mean for Your Website, Business and Data? by Shaumik Daityari
- International Society of Genetic Genealogy Wiki: General Data Protection Regulation
- Automattic.com (owner of WordPress.com): Automattic and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- A cork, fork, and passport blog: GDPR for Bloggers | What You Need to Do by Julie Cohn
Who has to be Compliant
- ITgovernance.eu: Does the GDPR apply to me? by Luke Irwin
What GDPR Means by “Consent”
- Information Commissioner’s Office (UK) blog: Raising the bar — consent under the GDPR by Steve Wood
- Litmus Software: 5 Things You Must Know about Email Consent under GDPR by Bettina Specht
- National Genealogical Society: Guidelines for Sharing Information with Others
Steps to GDPR Readiness
- Information Commissioner’s Office (UK): Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): 12 steps to take now (InfoGraphic)
- The Legal Genealogist: Enough with the GDPR!
- WP Beginner: The Ultimate Guide to WordPress and GDPR Compliance – Everything You Need to Know
- The Legal Genealogist: Cutting Cookies
- The Legal Genealogist: Delivering the (e)mail
- Weeby.com: Helping you towards compliance on your Weebly website (Weebly platform specific)
- TechRepublic.com: GDPR compliance deadline is approaching: 10 things to do right away by Mark Kaelin
- Medium.com’s 11 steps to make your business & website GDPR Compliant (Checklist inc.)
- Cookiebot.com: Is my website compliant?
- Blog Mojo:140+ WordPress-Plugins im DSGVO-Check (in German, but Google Translate does a decent job of translating this article which reviews the data captured by various WordPress plugins with an eye towards making sites GDPR compliant)
- WPMUDEV’s Web Privacy And WordPress GDPR Compliance – The Definitive Guide from August 2021 for WordPress users
Things we still don’t (or didn’t) understand
How does the EU have the power to dictate to domains outside of the U.S.?
What guidelines or help has Google provided to its Blogspot users?
Keep the discussion going
Have you found any helpful resources for GDPR compliance? Do you have questions or concerns about how GDPR will affect you and your blog?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.