The new European General Data Protection Regulation is on everyone’s lips these days. Hardly any customer conversation can do without the ominous letter combination. Was it GDRP, GRPD or GDPR? Not important at all, from May 25th you should be serious about data protection, and that’s a good thing.
Those who now expect concrete instructions from me will be disappointed by the following contribution. I am sufficiently informed on the topic to bring my WordPress installations, those of friends, acquaintances and customers to terms until May 25th, but my interest is not sufficient to punish myself by reading law texts and to chew the whole thing up here again. Others can do better. I want to write about a single WordPress plugin that currently appears in many articles: Antispam Bee.
Antispam Bee is one of the plugins that are maintained and developed by a group called “Pluginkollektiv”. The Pluginkollektiv consists of WordPress developers who have set themselves the goal of maintaining the excellent plugins by Sergej Müller and keeping them in the best possible condition for the many hundreds of thousands of users. Small disclaimer: I myself belong to the Pluginkollektiv, so in the following I am not only an uninvolved third party.
The trick in Antispam Bee – like in all plugins of the collective: it is designed from the beginning with German and European data protection in mind and today therefore offers the perfect solutions for all, whom want to make their websites somewhat more compliant with GDPR.Continue reading “Your data protection sucks – spam protection in times of the GDPR”