- 1 What Is GDPR?
- 2 The WP GDPR Fix Plugin
- 3 How Does WP GDPR Fix Work?
- 4 How Much Does WP GDPR Fix Cost?
- 5 The Wrap Up:
What Is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. (source ~ Wikipedia).
Listen up Website Owners & Webmasters…this is very important, even IF you think it won’t affect you because you have only a couple of websites promoting holy water, or whatever, and you have nothing to do with this EU law, because you are targeting a US based customer base. Or you may think this only is important for the BIG WIG websites, especially since the fine for violating these requirements is as high as $20 million.
If these are the reasons you have not yet started with making your site(s) GDPR compliant, it is high time to get a move on…these GDPR guidelines become the law on May 25, 2018.
Your Site Needs To Be GDPR Compliant…
- if people from EU countries can access (visit) your site
- if people from EU countries can interact with your site
- if people from EU countries can give you their data in any way (comments, subscribe to your email, etc.)
Please, don’t take GDPR lightly; there is a reason that all the big players on the Internet like Youtube, Google, Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook, basically all of them, already have taken the necessary steps and have made changes to the website according to the requirements of GDPR.
Up until now, websites like this one here, only had to show a cookie notification and that was it. Now however, the requirements are plenty and some of them are not easy to implement.
What Are The GDPR Requirements?
Terms & Conditions Acceptance:
You have to get the consent of your visitors to YOUR Terms & Conditions, whatever they may be.
Right To Be Forgotten:
Under the GDPR individuals have the right to have personal data erased. This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten‘. Individuals can make a request for erasure verbally or in writing.
You feel the big headache coming on? This ‘right to be forgotten‘ also includes the comments a visitor may leave on your site, due to the fact that we collect the name and email address of the visitor.
Imagine you receive such a request and now have to search in all your post if the visitor left comments and/or replied to comments by other visitors.
Data Access Requests:
In layman’s terms this means that visitors to your site can request information on WHAT DATA you collected.
Data Breach Notification:
In case your website was hacked, you will have to automatically notify all visitors from which your site collected data
This article of the GDPR allows data subjects (visitors) to rectify (correct) without any undue delay their inaccurate personal data.
These are basically all the requirements to comply with the GDPR of the European Union and you can easily see and understand that this can be a major issue for hundreds of thousands website owners here in the USA as well as abroad.
At first glance, this may look like an insurmountable issue. But don’t despair – let me introduce you to a single tool that will be able to take care of all of this in practically no time.
The WP GDPR Fix Plugin
On May 18, 2018, Technikforce launched its latest addition to their product line which will make your WP site(s) 100% GDPR compliant.
Technikforce is a well known producer of about 30 reliable WordPress plugins and spared no effort to attack this rather complicated GDPR issue. Especially the delicate issues of ‘Right To Be Forgotten‘, ‘Data Access Requests‘ and ‘Data Breach Notification‘ are requirements the common one-person online business owners (bloggers, affiliate marketers, etc.) would have insurmountable problems to implement.
However, Cyril Gupta and his team at Technikforce created a product that makes it easy for most website owners and webmasters to comply with the EU regulations. Cyril says on his sales page, and I quote…
We’ll be honest. WP GDPR Fix is NOT enough for you if you have a 100% custom implementation of WordPress or you run a complicated piece of business that does a lot more than blogging, but it will take care of BIG CHUNKS of compliance requirements, making it easy for you to fill the rest!
How Does WP GDPR Fix Work?
Now I have to say…”let me be honest”. I just bought the plugin today, read a lot of available literature to be able to write this short WP GDPR Fix Review, but have not yet installed it on my sites. So, at this point I cannot testify to the setup procedure, but what I could gather from watching some videos, it looks simple enough that an old geezer like me should be able to do it in a couple of hours.
You can see for yourself how it works:
How Much Does WP GDPR Fix Cost?
The plugin is available through JVZoo and is, at this time, on a DIME Sale, meaning that the price increases every 3 hours by 30 cents. This morning I paid $20.85 for the ‘unlimited sites’ license, at the time of this writing, the price is at $22.65.
The ‘single site’ license is $2.00 less than the unlimited site license.
Needless to say that Technikforce offers a 30-Day Money Back guarantee if you should be not satisfied with their product; no questions asked.
The Wrap Up:
Usually there will be a listing of Pro’s and Cons, maybe some customer complaints or testimonials from satisfied customers, and either a harsh ‘THUMB DOWN‘, or a positive ranking. I hope you understand that I cannot give you any of these at this time, but I promise to update this article as soon as I have done the implementation and testing of the features.
However, I can say one thing with absolute confidence. If you have one or more WordPress websites and you want to comply with this EU law, take the easy way out of a messy compliance and purchase the WP GDPR Fix plugin.
That’s it with my rant of the day. Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions or comments, please leave word on your way out and I will get back with you within 24 hours.