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Europe’s top court rules tracking cookies need active consent

As part of a case between consumer groups in Germany and the website Planet49, Europe’s top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes, or assumed consent, for analytics and tracking cookies are not legally valid - in any circumstances and violate the GDPR and ePrivacy Directive. Consent for tracking and analytics cookies must be obtained prior to storing or accessing these non-essential...
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New ICO GDPR guidance: Passwords and encryption in online services and websites

What is required under the GDPR?The latest guidance from the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) could be relevant to anyone operating a website (whether it's using WordPress, WooCommerce, Drupal or numerous other content management systems.If your website allows users to log in, whether it's staff, volunteers, customers, or the general public, the new guidance needs to be...
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The O’Brien Media Website Analytics Service Agreement has been updated

The O'Brien Media Website Analytics Service Agreement has been updated to reflect the requirements of the GDPR. You can access the Website Analytics Service Agreement here, your continued use of the service indicates acceptance of the new service agreement, and the data processing agreement (addendum), which can be read here. We encourage you to read both documents fully so that you understand...
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Your GDPR compliance checklist

Getting through the General Data Protection Regulation Whether you’re a business owner, senior manager, or a designated data protection officer, if it’s your job to keep on top of GDPR legislation and ensure your organisation upholds the GDPR compliance requirements, and you sure have a lot on your plate! To give you a helping hand we've put together a GDPR Compliance Checklist that...
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WooCommerce 3.4 is now available with GDPR compliance features for your store

WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress is now available, after having been in development since January, and includes some essential tools relating to GDPR compliance and your website. While 3.4 is a “minor” release; meaning this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than 3.0. It's still recommend that your site is tested...
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The GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – is here. What should website owners do now?

The new GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation - which came into effect on 25th May this year and replaces the current Data Protection laws across the UK and Europe. It's important that all businesses are aware of what it means for your them, as the consequences of not complying with the new regulations could be severe, with, worse case, fines of up to 20 million Euros for larger companies.The...
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Customiser updates, code checking and GDPR features in WordPress 4.9.6

WordPress 4.9.6 features a much improved Customiser workflow with design drafts, locking, scheduling, and preview links. What’s more, code syntax highlighting and error checking has arrived, and will make for a clean and smooth site building experience even easier. Finally, if all that wasn’t pretty great, WordPress has got a great new Gallery widget and improvements to theme browsing and...
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How website software updates are more important than ever with the introduction of GDPR

Whatever software and plugins you use for your website, regular updates are needed to fix bugs, increase security, enhance and add features, and generally improve performance. If you don’t update your website software, you may have issues in areas of website performance such as page load speed and web browser compatibility, and your site will be at greatly increased risk of hacking. How you...
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GDPR and website contact forms – basic steps you need to take

One of the key principles of GDPR is informed consent, and one of the main changes you'll probably need to make to your website ahead of the 25th May implementation date of GDPR is add storage and processing consent check-boxes to your website contact forms.Not just for marketing purposesIt's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to use...
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WooCommerce have finished GDPR changes, and they’re pretty major

Last month the team at WooCommerce blogged about their approach to GDPR in WooCommerce.The latest news from WordPress developers is that most of the new features relating to GDPR are ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and the WooCommerce team have finished their work on GDPR changes to WooCommerce core as well. We'll give you the highlights below... This post on the WooCommerce blog summarises...
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