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WP GDPR Compliance

  • Arnegger


    Hi, we’re building 2 sites based on BuddyPress. We’re in Europe, Germany and now the question came up if BuddyPress is GDPR Compliant… ?

    In case you wonder:
    GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union. Its primary aim is to give control back to the EU residents over their personal data.

    Why the urgency? Although the GDPR was introduced two years ago, it becomes enforceable starting May 25, 2018.
    For more Details please check out:

    But most important is that all companies (also US based companies, or any other company based wherever in the world want’s to do business with European Citizens, THE COMPANY must fullfill these laws, or can be tanken to court… . So it is a global problem… .

    So I was just wondering how “GDPR Compliant” BuddyPress is and if we’re protected using BuddyPress, or not.. .

    I really do hope so, since I really love BuddyPress and if not, we’re actually not allowed to continue using it – which would be a very bad for us… .

    So – looking forward to your answer, really hoping hard that BuddyPress is took care of that.

    Thx, Arnegger

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  • Venutius


    This is a bit of a wordpress issue in general, not just BuddyPress, for example much of the user info is actually from the WP user db, it’s also to do with the applications that you choose to use on WP. I believe the plan is for WordPress to build into core a Privacy Policy management system whereby plugins will be able to register their privacy/compliance options and the system admin will be able to use those to put together privacy policies using the mechanisms made available within this framework. Plugins can of course choose to implement their own solutons to GDPR.

    The discussion regarding BP’s response to GDPR is here: looks like the BP solution to this will be in 3.x.

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