WordPress 4.9.6 addresses the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements that take effect on 25 May.
New privacy features include:
- Logged-out commenters are given the option not to have their personal data stored in a cookie
- Exporting and deleting of user’s personal data, including an email-based function to confirm personal data requests
Also, 95 maintenance updates were made in WordPress 4.9.6.
For more details about the new privacy features and the maintenance updates please visit the official release page.
If you wish to learn more about GDPR read our post: EU’s GDPR: What This Means To Australian Businesses.