How to use WordPress default GDPR compliant privacy policy generator

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, It is a European Union (EU) law taking effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of GDPR is to provide EU citizens control over their personal data sharing and change the data privacy approach of companies around the globe.

GDPR privacy policy

Fines & Penalties for non-compliance organizations

Huge fines (up to 20 million Euros) are applicable for non-compliance of GDPR. These severe fine penalty will encourage companies to strictly control there data collection policies to avoid any future breaches.

GDPR fines and penalties


Easily Implement GDPR Compliant Privacy Policy in a WordPress

Self-hosted now comes with GDPR compliant policies, you don’t have to worry about. But if you use privately hosted blogging software, there are few simple steps to make your website GDPR compliant.

WordPress built-in Privacy Policy Generator Tool

Updated WordPress 4.9.6 now comes with a handy default privacy policy generator tool, You can easily create a default & basic GDPR compliant privacy policy with few clicks.

Goto WordPress Dashboard-Settings-Privacy 

The following window will appear

privacy policy generator tool

This tool will provide default editable privacy policy, please read the full documentation provided by the tool.

Click Create New Page if you don’t have privacy policy page previously, this tool will create a new page for you.

wordpress default privacy policy generator

Replace website URL with yours, and simply press the publish button, Your basic GDPR compliant privacy policy is already published, Simply put the link to the page anywhere in your footer and you are done.

Note: This is basic policy, if you have a complex website or online store with various plugins, you will have to modify this policy accordingly

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